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 January 27, 2008

8–W W–Y
8th Hopefuls Share Views Republican Candidates Debate How to Move Forward in Iraq
8th Congressional District, Republican primary Kenneth Arnold, Republican, 51, of Gurnee, is a senior benefit plan management consultant with Arnold Business Enterprises LLC. Politics: Made an unsuccessful bid for an 8th Congressional District...
8th Hopefuls Share Views Rivals' Experience, Exuberance Speak in Democratic Contest
8th Congressional District, Democratic primary Melissa Bean, Democrat, 46, of Barrington. Incumbent congresswoman. Politics: Congresswoman since 2003 Community: No activities listed Family: Husband, Alan. Victoria, 16; Michelle, 14. ...
A Boost for One-Stop Shopping Gasoline Prices Drive Families to Supercenters
Byline: Kim Mikus As gasoline prices throttle along past the $3 mark, Sue Wright is forced to spend less in other areas. "I have to cut back somewhere," Wright said, adding it's little things here and there. "We go out for dinner one time...
A Game Fit for Kings and Kids
Byline: Chad Brooks cbrooks@@dailyherald.com In this day and age, when businesses will spend millions to develop the next hot video game, one simple board game endures. Chess, considered the oldest skill game in the world, seems to be as popular...
Allen, LZ Have Ample Energy
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@@dailyherald.com After her basketball team had just won its third game in less than 26 hours, Olivia Allen essentially likened herself to a zombie. "I'm like a walking dead person," Lake Zurich's junior said. ...
'Anti-Competitive' Deeds May Get Boot
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@@dailyherald.com Schaumburg wants to protect its lucrative commercial areas by ending a land-sale practice one trustee called "un-American." Today, businesses can - and have - put restrictions on their land...
Balanced Effort Lifts BC Past Sycamore
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent They knew the run was coming. Burlington Central led Sycamore 39-25 in the third quarter, but the Rockets knew the Spartans would not go quietly. Sure enough, led by Josh Howells, the Spartans...
Balanced Effort Lifts Rockets Past Sycamore
Byline: Allen Oshinski Daily Herald Correspondent They knew the run was coming. Burlington Central led Sycamore 39-25 in the third quarter, but the Rockets knew the Spartans would not go quietly. Sure enough, led by Josh Howells, the Spartans...
Batavia Boys Survive DeKalb Scare; Girls Don't
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com Thanks to David "clutch" Bryant, the Batavia boys basketball team escaped DeKalb with a Western Sun Conference win. The junior scored 13 of his game-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading...
Batavia's Banner Year Continues with Another Title
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent You can add another triumph to the Batavia gymnastics team's growing list of achievements this season. Batavia was clearly too much to handle during Saturday's Independents Conference meet at Geneva,...
Be Savvy about Table Manners in Hong Kong
Byline: Jane Lasky About 20 years ago I was dining at a big, round table under the stars at the edge of the South China Sea in a tiny Hong Kong fishing village. As befitting the setting, this was a casual affair even though the food was as plentiful...
Births
Condell Medical Center - Ruben Levi, Nov. 23 to Alejandra Esteban, Wauconda. Brother of Bryan and Dorismar Ortiz, Roland Hernandes. Grandparents: Filomena Lorenzo, Ciricilo Esteban, both of Veracruz, Mexico. Great- grandparents: Eulalia Cruz, Lucino...
Bison Defeated
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com Ever since the Hinsdale Central girls basketball team defeated Schaumburg in the championship game of the Wheaton North Christmas tourney, coach Steve Gross said his Red Devils have been a different...
Blazing a Trail Siberian Huskies, Trainers Race as Part of Tails on the Trails
Byline: Kat Zeman kzeman@@dailyherald.com Tongues wagging out of their mouths, the team of canines enthusiastically strutted through the snow. Hundreds of eyes watched their every move. Hundreds of voices cheered for them. Wearing harnesses...
Buying Any of These Cards Shows That You Care
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Want to help the Elgin community, but you don't have time to volunteer? And the tight economy probably doesn't mean you have a lot of extra money to donate? The folks at the Renz Addiction Counseling Center in Elgin...
Candidates Say Traffic a Countywide Priority
The primary for the Democratic candidate for the Lake County Board seat in District 2 is between Diane Hewitt, a precinct committeeman and Waukegan Township Highway Commissioner Mark Stricklin. The winner will face Republican Randall Whitmore on Nov....
Capacity Crowd Sees Redwings Edge St. Francis
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@@dailyherald.com Just as he had all night, Joe Meyerhoff stood tall when his team needed him most. Benet's 6- foot-8 junior center hit a turnaround jumper with 25 seconds left, giving the Redwings a 1-point lead on St....
Catching a Little Air Younger Kids Get Chance to Make the Jump at Annual Norge Ski Club Competition
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@@dailyherald.com With age comes wisdom, and organizers of the annual Norge Ski Jump Tournament in Fox River Grove said they wised-up when scheduling this year's event. "We're not competing with the NFL playoffs...
Conant Stops Lancers
Byline: Daily Herald Reports What sounds beautiful to Conant is a broken record to its opponents. Because the beat just goes on for the Cougars when they spin their defensive 45s. On Saturday night they improved to 10-1 when holding an opponent...
Contenders Give Their Vision for Campton Hills
There are 13 candidates for six village board trustee seats in the village of Campton Hills. Three will serve 2-year terms and three will serve 4-year terms, to be decided in a lottery. Seven candidates answered questions posed by the Daily Herald:...
Cortese Sisters Lead Hoffman to MSL Title
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent It seems like every time the Hoffman Estates and Schaumburg girls bowling teams have collided in recent years, all the marbles were be on the line. Several weeks ago, the Hawks and Saxons battled...
Cougars Hit Double-Digit Wins
Byline: Daily Herald Reports After a difficult week, Vernon Hills' boys basketball team was desperate for a little fun on Saturday night. The Cougars finally got their kicks in a 64-50 victory over visiting Antioch. The win gave Vernon Hills...
Danks, Floyd Hope to Put Positive Spin on Sox' Rotation
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@@dailyherald.com Adding Orlando Cabrera, Nick Swisher, Carlos Quentin and Alexei Ramirez is going to perk up baseball's worst offense. Adding Scott Linebrink and Octavio Dotel figures to have the same impact on...
D-C Streak Ends at 7 CLC Claims FVC Crown
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Mike Lukowski was certainly happy he was able to win his second straight Fox Valley Conference 189-pound title. The Dundee-Crown senior outlasted Huntley's Tony Benning 4-3 to claim the title. But,...
Defense Lifts Shamrox
Byline: Matt Beardmore Daily Herald Correspondent Much has been made about Chicago's Eastern Division-low 176 goals last season. And the slew of off-season moves aimed at bolstering that stagnant Shamrox offense. But what about the defense that...
DeSimone Just Fine Hitting 39
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com Brian DeSimone doesn't have to score to show his true value to Buffalo Grove. On Saturday afternoon, DeSimone put on a scoring show among the best in BG boys basketball history. The 6-foot-1...
Dig That Deco Decor
Byline: Mike Michaelson A popular sport, sitting in the bar at Milwaukee's historic art deco Ambassador Hotel, is checking out vintage cocktail prices, circa 1928. That was when the hotel opened and a sidecar, a blend of brandy, Cointreau and lemon...
Done Diehl Illinois Product Firmly Established at Left Tackle with Giants
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com Offensive lineman David Diehl has greatly exceeded the modest expectations the New York Giants and most other NFL teams had for him when he graduated from Illinois in 2003. Diehl was a late bloomer...
Don't Fly off the Handle When You're Grounded
Byline: Gail Todd Did you hear about the riots at Argentina's Buenos Aires airport a couple of weeks ago? Apparently, passengers on Aerolineas airline got so angry about delayed and canceled flights that had continued for four days, they stormed...
Editorials
Sauerberg best of weak choices for Senate You walk into movie with great anticipation. But when it's over, you come away feeling pretty disappointed. It was awful. So you think maybe the sequel will be better. But that one isn't very good, either....
Elgin Plans to Commemorate Its Centennial Anniversary All Year
Byline: Sue Moylan The Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce is 100 years old this year! A special committee has been set up to organize a year-long series of events to commemorate the pivotal role the chamber has played in the community. All the centennial...
Expo Offers Visitors Peek at Businesses
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@@dailyherald.com Where can you find a chiropractor, martial arts school, credit union and bath tub repairer all under one roof? No, the answer is not the local strip mall. It's the Algonquin-Lake in the...
Familiar Tune to Conant's Victory
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com What sounds beautiful to Conant is a broken record to its opponents. Because the beat just goes on for the Cougars when they spin their defensive 45s. On Saturday night they improved to...
Firefighter Succumbs to Transplant Complications
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@@dailyherald.com Firefighter/paramedic Marco "Budda" Ordaz - an ex-wrestler - was a big guy who could be tough when he needed to be. But residents of North Aurora frequently told his boss, Chief Steve Miller,...
For the Love of Landscapes Roger Cook of 'This Old House' Gets to the Root of How to Improve Your Home's Natural Exterior
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Homes Writer ddonovan@@dailyherald.com If you feel like you're at the starting gate, itching to improve your home's landscaping this spring, Roger Cook can serve as coach. Cook, the landscape contractor...
Frank G. Alex Longtime Resident of Fox Lake
Frank G. Alex longtime resident of Fox Lake Visitation for Frank G. Alex, 83, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road (The Chapel on the Lake, one block west of Route 12, 1/2 block north...
Get Pampered like a Presidential Candidate in Denver
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents As the presidential campaign season kicks into high gear and Denver prepares to host the 2008 Democratic National Convention, the JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek is set to pamper...
Grant Title Streak Hits Six
Byline: John Bumbales Daily Herald Correspondent The North Suburban Conference wrestling meet was a real dogfight between five-time defending champion Grant and state-ranked Libertyville on Saturday at Antioch. The Wildcats led by 1 point after...
Guillen Loaded with Options
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@@dailyherald.com Last season, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's options with his regular players were severely limited. Season-ending injuries to Joe Crede (back) and Pablo Ozuna (broken leg) were crippling obstacles,...
Gulczynski, Koster Lead Bartlett by Sabres
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@@dailyherald.com It was the old tale of two halves Saturday night at Bartlett. The host Hawks started off slow, scoring only 14 points in the first half against rival Streamwood. But then freshman Jacki Gulczynski...
Harvesting Nuggets of Helpful Garden Information
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Garden books are stacked so tall beside my recliner that my husband calls that corner of the room my "information compost." Some of my favorite gleanings from this winter's pile: - "Newspapers, Pennies, Cardboard &...
Hawks Dump Gators
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@@dailyherald.com If, say, this whole coaching thing doesn't work out, first-year Bartlett boys basketball coach Jim Wolfsmith could make a nice living as a caddy. After his Hawks roared back from a 33-22...
Hilltoppers Take Share of WSS Title
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent The Lyons Twp. girls gymnastics team literally vaulted into a championship during Saturday's West Suburban Silver meet at Glenbard West. The Lions scored a 37.775 on the vault, 1.425 points better...
Homeowners Get Some Advice on Managing Debt
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A Schaumburg congregation trying to help local residents avoid foreclosure held a summit Saturday that brought experts, including bankers, financial planners and lawyers, to homeowners. For six...
Hopefuls Agree on Troop Withdrawal in Iraq
10th Congressional District Jay Footlik, Democrat, 42, of Buffalo Grove. Consultant on security issues, DiNovo Strategies, Buffalo Grove. Politics: Various campaign positions on presidential campaigns from mid-1980s to early 1990s. Director of...
Hopefuls Offer Up Ideas to Aid Economy
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com New blood in Washington will end wasteful spending and stimulate the flailing economy, Republican Sean O'Kane predicts. But his primary opponent Republican U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert says her 10 years...
Hopefuls Pledge Fresh Views Pair of Candidates in Their 20s Say Youth Is an Asset, Not Liability
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@@dailyherald.com The ballots have not been cast yet, but it is certain that the Democratic nominee for the Kane County Board seat in District 20 will be young and Hispanic. On Feb. 5, voters will choose between...
Hotel Baker, Arcada Theater Both Going Strong, and That's Good
Byline: Dave Heun About 15 years ago, I was a member of the Hotel Baker Board of Governors. That was a fancy way of saying that local community leaders were advisers to the Lutheran Social Services of Illinois regarding the operation of the downtown...
Inside & Out
Wright chair joins style with comfort Frank Lloyd Wright might be America's most famous architect, but he does get some bad raps. For example, it is said he never designed a comfortable chair. Tim Copeland of Copeland Furniture in Vermont...
Keeping Their Faith in Hoops Ken Pollitz' Twin Sons Find Their Way at Miami (Ohio)
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com There is one person who is supposed to have no trouble differentiating twins. But Tim Pollitz joked about who occasionally has the toughest time separating him from fraternal twin brother...
Larkin Booster Bash Slated for Feb. 23 at Eagles Club
Byline: Daily Herald Report The Larkin High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting its 11th Annual Booster Bash on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Eagles Club Hall at 325 Raymond Road in Gilberts. The $35 ticket price includes one free admission to...
Laughing at What's Ludicrous Is Opinion of an Important Sort
Byline: Chris Bailey She was an old woman, living in a California nursing home. Given Elgin was reeling from a student's vicious attack on a teacher and allegations that one of its police officers beat a restrained suspect, one might wonder how...
Lax Work Ethic Frustrates Weber
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com In the good ol' days at Illinois, otherwise known as the 2004-05 season, here's how the practices would go: Everyone would bust their butt, Bruce Weber would bring everyone to midcourt for...
Loren A. Skaar of Geneva
Loren A. Skaar of Geneva A funeral Mass for Loren A. Skaar, 85, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 1891 Kaneville Road, Geneva, with Father Bruce Ludeke, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery,...
Maine South Makes Big Splash at Annual Conant Invite
Byline: Matt Beardmore Daily Herald Correspondent No blocks. An unconventional scoring system. You could say that the 19th annual Conant Invitational was just a warm-up meet for conference and sectionals. And you'd be wrong. By looking at...
Making A Case How Police Came to Charge Eric C. Hanson with His Family's Murder
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer First of two parts Editor's Note: This story, which includes new details about the crime, is based on interviews, police reports, jail booking documents, court testimony, pre-trial filings...
Marco "Budda" Ordaz
Marco "Budda" Ordaz The funeral service for Marco "Budda" Ordaz will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 27 S. Edgelawn, Aurora, where he will lie in state from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will be in River...
Marmion Starts Strong, Can't Keep Pace; St. Francis Drops Heartbreaker
Byline: Jeff Long Daily Herald Correspondent Trailing by six points at halftime, Marmion's basketball team scratched and clawed its way back to tie East Aurora midway through the third quarter. It took East Aurora all of 36 seconds to counter...
Missed Opportunity
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com MILWAUKEE - The first sign DePaul might slit its own throat Saturday night at the Bradley Center came less than four minutes into the game. Far ahead of the field, senior point guard Cliff...
Montini Rolls through the Field at SCC Meet
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Forget stopping Montini. The Broncos lost just 1 match as they cruised past the competition during Saturday's Suburban Catholic Conference Mega Duals wrestling meet at St. Edward. The meet, which...
More Than a Trial Run Students Take Part in Mock Trial Tournament
Byline: Charlotte Norgaard Daily Herald Correspondent The courtrooms of the Kane County Judicial Center were packed Saturday with prosecutors, defense attorneys, witnesses and defendants. It could have been a typical day in court - except most...
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey ntwohey@@dailyherald.com Roderick I. Hart of Lincolnshire has joined the governing board of Rolling Meadows-based Rainbows, an international grief and crisis-support charity for youth. Hart has more than 15 years of experience...
Mundelein Offense Can't Get into Gear
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The explosive Mundelein boys basketball team did not score its first field goal in the second quarter Saturday at Lake Forest until there was 1:16 left in the period. No wonder Lake Forest led 31-21...
Neari Does It All in Latest North Star Win
Byline: Joe Esse Daily Herald Correspondent The St. Charles North boys basketball team is one of the hottest in the area - and there was no slowing the North Stars down Saturday. With a season-low 4 turnovers and a strong pressure defense, the...
Neuqua Competing against Itself
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent One of the goals the Neuqua Valley boys swimming team has set for itself is to break the national record in the 200-yard freestyle relay. While they weren't breaking any records Saturday, Wildcats...
Night of Hoops a Trifecta of Blockbusters
Byline: Jeff Long Daily Herald Correspondent The 15th Annual Batavia Night of Hoops might need a new name. It's gone from good to great to better in the last decade and a half. But next Saturday's lineup of marquee games might just be the best....
Old Favorites, New Looks Tried-and-True Flowers Get a Makeover for Spring
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Homes Writer ddonovan@@dailyherald.com If you get excited about a new marigold, phlox, hellebore or even impatiens, this is your year. You don't have to venture outside your comfort zone to find adventure this...
Out-of-State Lien Possible with Legal Help
Byline: Tom Resnick Q. I loaned money to a coworker a few years ago and he never paid me back. I sued him and got a judgment for $4,000. A couple months before the trial, he sold his home here and moved to Wisconsin. He does odd jobs up there for...
Pack Your Binoculars and Hit the Road on a Birding Vacation
Byline: John Hilferty Not all birds of a feather flock together, but the people who seek them out often do - especially those seniors who have exhausted the experiences of finding and recording birds in their own neck of the woods. Like big-game...
Pats Complete Warren Sweep
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@@dailyherald.com Warren might be under .500 in North Suburban Conference Lake Division action and in the midst of a rare down year, but don't tell that to Stevenson. The Patriots will celebrate their...
Pedal to the Medal A Week after Letting Early Lead Slip Away, St. Charles East Doesn't Let Up at Geneva
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@@dailyherald.com Nineteen points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 steals - Collin Pryor certainly caught Geneva coach Tim Pease's attention with his play Saturday night. That production was impressive enough, slightly better...
Pick the Brains of Avid Travelers
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie VirtualTourist.com, www.virtualtourist.com, is a members-driven site where more than 900,000 avid travelers write reviews of their favorites places, hotels, restaurants and things to do. Each member has a section where...
Raiders Grab 'Huge' Win
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@@dailyherald.com Saturday night's nonconference boys basketball game at Wheaton Warrenville South could have gone very badly for Glenbard South. Instead it could be just the thing the Raiders needed. Glenbard...
Rams' Lund Takes Title
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Mike Lukowski was certainly happy he was able to win his second straight 189-pound Fox Valley Conference wrestling title. The Dundee-Crown senior outlasted Huntley's Tony Bennin 4-3 to claim his crown....
Republicans Vie for McHenry County State's Attorney
There are two candidates vying for the Republican nomination for McHenry County state's attorney in the Feb. 5 primary - incumbent Louis A Bianchi of Crystal Lake and Daniel J. Regna of Woodstock. The Daily Herald asked the candidates several question...
Rivals for McHenry County Auditor Discuss Views on Office
There are two candidates for McHenry County auditor Republican primary - incumbent Pamela K. Palmer, of Union and Richard C. Kelly of Crystal Lake. Here is an excerpt of the questionnaire given to Palmer and Kelly; to read the complete Q&A see...
Saints Top Larkin in Overtime
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Lexi Baltes' 20-point performance led the St. Charles East girls basketball team to a 64-60 overtime win against Upstate Eight Conference opponent Larkin in St. Charles Saturday. The Saints also got a good performance...
SCN Tops Lake Park; Elgin Notches 1st Win
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent There are quality wins, and there are impressive wins. St. Charles North's girls basketball team accomplished both during its 66-50 home triumph over Upstate Eight Conference foe Lake Park on Saturday...
Shurna and Friends Defeat Hinsdale Central
Byline: David Oberhelman doberhelman@@dailyherald.com You've got to hand it to John Shurna, said Hinsdale Central center Clay Foster. Of course you do. While hounded by 6-foot-6 Rich Brennan and pounded by the 6-5, 220-pound Foster, Glenbard...
Slam Dunc: Keith Proving He's a Star
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@@dailyherald.com Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith has always had happy feet, as in dazzling speed and quickness. But now at age 24, Keith has developed into the total package. This was recognized by those who...
Sold, to the Fan with Too Much Money
Byline: Mike Imrem So, the White Sox and Cubs will auction select seats for select games this season. The winning bid to, say, a Sox-Cubs game could be several hundred thousand million dollars. Folks, now you know what a blind (faith or love)...
Stars Notch Key Win Behind Smith's 27
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent There are quality wins, and there are impressive wins. St. Charles North's girls basketball team accomplished both during its 66-50 home triumph over Upstate Eight Conference foe Lake Park on Saturday...
Store Owner 'Was Full of Life' Family Remembers Man Killed in Robbery
Byline: Marni Pyke mpyke@@dailyherald.com It was so early when Ola Fadiya left for work Friday morning she was reluctant to disturb her sleeping husband, Kaycee. But at the last minute, she changed her mind. "I woke him up and said, 'Goodbye,'...
Streelman Enjoys Spotlight
Byline: Candice Reed Special to the Daily Herald SAN DIEGO - Defending champ Tiger Woods may be running away with the Buick Invitational with an 8-stroke lead, but on Saturday, Kevin Streelman was the fan favorite. The Wheaton native wrapped...
Students Speak about Democracy in VFW Auxiliary Competition
Byline: Kirstin Finneran There is a ritual that takes place every Wednesday at the Carpentersville VFW Post 5915. Folks file in, take their seats and prepare for the bingo game to start. Good luck charms are arranged and cards are lined up all...
Sweet 16 Ends in Big Logjam
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com The Schaumburg, Maine West and Buffalo Grove girls basketball teams left Lake Zurich High School Saturday night as co-champions of the Sweet 16. They all went 4-1 along with Fenwick (declared champ...
Taking a Step Up to Look at Big Picture
Byline: Dave Heun Daily Herald Correspondent If Chris Aiston visits a Geneva City Council meeting these days, he has a different point of view. Literally. "I'm the applicant now," said Aiston, who has been the Kane County economic development...
This Is for the Birds - and I Don't Mean Politics
Byline: Amy Mack Hopefully, we're all a bit warmer this morning. But no matter how chilly you are, Helen Langer of Huntley hopes you'll take a minute to feed our feathered friends. "The little fellas depend on us more than ever when it is so cold,"...
Tigers Remain Right Behind Falcons
Byline: Daily Herald Reports West Aurora rode an 11-game winning streak into a Saturday afternoon girls basketball game at Wheaton Warrenville South and left with a disheartening 63-46 loss. The Blackhawks (17-7, 8-3) have used their athleticism...
Today's Key: Defend the 3
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com The Bulls have been scoring more points since Jim Boylan took over as head coach. At least, they were before Friday's 90-77 loss to Charlotte. Both ends of the court will get a workout today when...
Township Says $1 Annual Rent at Library Only Part of the Story
Byline: Larissa Chinwah Seems some people are upset that Dundee Township pays the library district a miserly $1 per year in rent. While that is true, according to the lease agreement between both bodies, Dundee Township Supervisor Sue Harney...
Vote for a Presidential Getaway with the Kids
Byline: Jacky Runice It was the day before school resumed after winter break when the kids suddenly became interested in the calendar to see when the next break would occur. After all, four straight weeks of school will be as grueling as, well,...
Warren Vaults to Third Straight NSC Crown Stevenson's Seplowin Takes All-Around Title
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Warren certainly showed a flair for the dramatic Saturday afternoon at Libertyville. And their clutch performances under pressure enabled the Blue Devils to capture their third consecutive North...
W. Aurora Takes 2nd to Glenbard N
Byline: Gary Larsen Daily Herald Correspondent Glenbard North's wrestling team capped off a complete decade of DuPage Valley Conference tournament dominance and won the program's 20th title in the 32-year history of the conference on Saturday. ...
Wheeling Wows 'Em
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent The Mid-Suburban League team championship was already settled - and Wheeling officials were beginning to clear space for some extra-large hardware in their trophy case. It was time for the tried...
Williams, Elgin Cap Successful Weekend
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent What a weekend for the Elgin boys basketball team. For the second consecutive night Saturday, the Maroons jumped all over their opponent, led by at least 31 points and earned a double-digit...
Windfall for Windmill Elgin Antique Store Buys 1,000-Piece Collection of City History
Byline: Mark Billings Early-1900s photographs showing the interiors of downtown Elgin businesses, and a hand-sized tobacco sack emblazoned with, "Elgin Eagle Brewing Co." are among the unique items on display at the Elgin Windmill Factory Antiques....
Window Decision Appeal Expected
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@@dailyherald.com A Geneva man is appealing a court ruling that said he was wrong for replacing windows on his house in a historic district, but the city hasn't yet been told what the basis for the appeal is....
Winter Heating Bills Have People Surfing to Nicor Web Site
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec When the outside temperature drops, you're more likely to think about ways to say money on your energy costs. At least, that's what Naperville-based Nicor Inc., parent of Nicor Gas, finds. Because that's when you're most...
With Hastert Gone, District Starting Over
Byline: David Beery Daily Herald Political Editor dbeery@@dailyherald.com For 21 years, residents of Illinois' 14th Congressional District had a pat answer for the question of who would represent them on Capitol Hill. Every two years, residents...