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 May 6, 2008

10 Years Later, Wood Gem Still Quite Striking
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com CINCINNATI - Kerry Wood and I "came up together," so to speak. Kerry's rookie year of 1998 was my first year as the Cubs beat writer for the Daily Herald. We've been through a lot together over all...
Announcers Knew Early They Were Seeing Something Special
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com CINCINNATI - It didn't take long for the men broadcasting Cubs baseball on May 6, 1998 to figure out something special was happening at Wrigley Field. Maybe it was after Kerry Wood struck out the...
Antioch Puts It All Together
Byline: Rusty Silber Daily Herald Correspondent Two key pieces were added to Antioch's girls soccer team this spring, and they've fit in quite well. Kia Miller and DePaul-bound Suzie O'Connor have completed a puzzle which has landed the Sequoits...
Bulldogs (Finally) Gets Past Geneva
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com The Batavia baseball team breathed a huge sigh of relief after the Western Sun Conference rival series with Geneva was over. In a game that picked up from last Wednesday's 12-12 tie that was...
Career Coach Says Employees Must Shift Focus from Job Satisfaction
Byline: Kim Mikus A career coach from Lincolnshire believes there is hope in the workplace despite uncertain economies and job markets. A big part of the equation comes from within. Jeffrey Garton recently published "Career Contentment: Don't...
Coach Charged with Abuse
Byline: Amie Shak ashak@@dailyherald.com A cheerleading coach acquitted of groping an underage girl less than four years ago is now facing five felony counts of criminal sexual assault involving another underage girl, police said. Bradley...
Collections of Kids Books Now Online at Library
Byline: Sherry Lenhart One word often associated with libraries is "quiet." Quiet aisles. Quiet sitting areas. Even doors seem to close with an understood need for silence. Libraries have long been society's quiet and unobtrusive constant....
Controversial T-Shirt Assists with Legal Bills
Byline: Corrinne Hess chess@@dailyherald.com The T-shirt that has everyone talking in Island Lake is now available for purchase on eBay. A group of residents calling themselves Citizens for Better Government in Island Lake has been selling...
CSO Chooses Muti as 10th Music Director
Byline: Bill Gowen bgowen@@dailyherald.com The Chicago Symphony Orchestra has its man. Riccardo Muti, 66, one of the world's leading orchestral and opera conductors, has agreed to a five-year contract to become music director of the CSO, starting...
Cubs Could Carry 13 Pitchers When Eyre Returns
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com CINCINNATI - Don't rule out the Cubs carrying 13 pitchers once lefty reliever Scott Eyre comes off the disabled list. That could happen as early as Wednesday. More likely, Eyre will return Friday,...
Cubs Find a Way to Drop Another
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com CINCINNATI - Lou Piniella is doing his best to hold in the anger these days. Whether that's healthy, who knows? But the Cubs manager was doing a slow burn most of Monday night during and after a...
Des Plaines Takes Look at Greener Alley Pavements
Byline: Ames Boykin rboykin@@dailyherald.com A bucket of water poured onto the pavement immediately flows into the ground, averting polluted runoff from trickling to area waterways. This could be the alley of the future in Des Plaines, as...
Different Lineup, Still a Loss
Byline: Special to the Daily Herald TORONTO - Different look, same result. After scratching out just 5 runs in the first three games against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen changed up the lineup for Monday night's...
Dist. 46 May Ask Voters to Approve Tax
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@@dailyherald.com A growing number of Lake County school districts support the idea of letting voters decide whether a sales tax increase should be a source of money to pay for construction-related expenses. Grayslake...
District 203 Presents Revised Facility Plans in 2 Weeks, Mill Street Elementary Will Be First to Enter 'Deep Design' Phase
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com Renovations to Mill Street Elementary are nearing the "deep design" phase, firming up the plans for $7.3 million in improvements. On Monday, Naperville Unit District 203 gave the school board and...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Route 59 crackdown set: Illinois State Police and numerous law enforcement agencies will participate in a traffic crackdown Friday along the Route 59 corridor from Joliet to Hoffman Estates. Police said they will aggressively enforce traffic laws...
Dylan Biopic Not the Same Old Song
Byline: Matt Arado "I'm Not There" (two-disc collector's edition) - Filmmaker Todd Haynes smashes all the conventions of the Hollywood biopic with his surreal, fascinating and uneven look at the life of Bob Dylan. Realizing that it's impossible...
Editor Known for Her Caring Ways
Byline: Burt Constable Bconstable@@dailyherald.com Audrey Virginia Howard ~ 1960-2008 The massive outpouring of love and affection in the wake of the death of Audrey Virginia Howard simply reflects the life she lived. Whether known as "Audrey,"...
E. Dundee Residents Oppose TIF District, but It Appears Likely
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@@dailyherald.com A proposed special taxing district in downtown East Dundee is headed for village board approval, despite widespread opposition from residents and the local school district. The East Dundee...
Edward Hospital Doctor Wins Gold Heart Award
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com During more than 25 years as a cardiologist, Vincent Bufalino has put his heart into improving the hearts of others. From screening children for high cholesterol before childhood obesity became...
Ex-Investigator's Trial Delayed When Accuser Fails to Appear
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@@dailyherald.com The woman accusing a former police and state's attorney's investigator of sexually assaulting her at his McHenry tavern two years ago failed to show up in court to testify Monday and for a time...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Parking lot closed: The Sugar Grove municipal building's parking lot is off limits through today while it is being repaired. Temporary parking is available at the Sugar Grove Fire Department across the way. Fundraising discussion: Major Gifts...
Guillen, Piniella Verbal Outbursts a Whole Lot More Bark Than Bite
Byline: Barry Rozner From 1959 to 2007, shark attacks killed 23 people in U.S. waters. While eternally bad for the 23 unlucky souls, that's fewer than one death every two years from shark attack. More people probably choke on cotton candy...
Here Are Some Good Citizens in Wheaton
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@@dailyherald.com Wheaton on Monday announced its first round of Good Citizen Award recipients since Mayor Mike Gresk was elected last year. The city's Community Relations Commission organized the nominations and...
Huskies Wrap Up East Title
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com A familiar formula helped Hersey achieve one of its goals Monday night. A Kristen Gierman corner kick led to the only goal the Huskies would need. The defense and keeper Julia Fredian...
Judson Splits, Sets Wins Record
Byline: From Daily Herald reports The Judson University softball team won the second game of a doubleheader, 11-3, over Carthage College Monday, breaking the school record for wins in a season, which was set in 2002. Judson (24-24) fell 9-7 in...
Kids Get Look at Civil Rights Era
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@@dailyherald.com Teacher Drew Shilhanek's biggest hope Monday was that his sixth- grade students would one day be as impressed as he was that they'd met one of the drafters of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But...
Knights, Pirates Beat the Leaders
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com In probably the windiest day of the spring, Prospect's softball team lost 3-1 to Elk Grove two weeks ago in Mount Prospect. The wind died down for Monday's rematch and Prospect's motivation went...
Knights Stay in East Hunt
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com Prospect got some big boosts on the mound in its battle to stay in the Mid-Suburban East baseball race Monday. The first came in the first inning against visiting Rolling Meadows. Senior...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Meet creators of "I'm Bad!": Meet Kate and Jim McMullan, creators of the books, "I Stink" and "I'm Dirty" at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Crocodile Pie, 866 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. The husband-and-wife team will read and draw from their latest picture...
Life's a Real Cabaret for Arlington Heights Singer/actress
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com Spring began on a sour note for singer/actress Karen Mason after a fire damaged the New York home she shares with her producer husband Paul Rolnick. The tune turned...
Motorola Investors Express Frustration
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@@dailyherald.com Last year, billionaire investor Carl Icahn was in Chicago and lost his bid for a seat on the Motorola Inc. board. His demands were spurned. On Monday, Motorola ushered...
Naperville C., Glenbard E. Earn 1-Run Victories
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Katie Bradley singled in Holly Lind with the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth, and Naperville Central hung on for a 7-6 softball win over Wheaton North on Monday in Naperville. Natalie Wunderlich (12-3) struck...
New Elgin Fire Station Now Open for Business
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@@dailyherald.com Life is full of firsts - that first kiss, keys to the starter home, your first born. But what about the first call for a new fire station? Usually, that means something bad happened to someone...
No Longer Banished to the Back
Byline: Vince Pierri In the old days, they put journals like these on the "Occult" rack at bookstores. Most spiritually-focused, non-Christian publications would be sent to the back of the store. Banished to the weird-stuff section. But now,...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Six semi-finalists for chief: Hoffman Estates has trimmed the field to six semi-finalists for chief of the village's fire department. The village received 25 resumes after Fire Chief Kevin Rynders retired in March to take an assistant fire chief...
One Arrest Shouldn't Seal Benson's Fate
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com The Bears shouldn't even consider cutting Cedric Benson until training camp and, if he's healthy, they shouldn't cut him regardless of the outcome of Saturday night's arrest for boating while intoxicated...
Palatine Councilman Clears Air over Stroger Meeting
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@@dailyherald.com The Palatine Village Council was expected to take a few minutes Monday night to recap last week's town hall meeting. Instead, talk of the meeting - which exasperated the division between Chicago...
Park District Spa Looking to Offer Waxing Services
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@@dailyherald.com A spa operated by the Buffalo Grove Park District may expand its services if the village board allows a new use. The district is looking to have waxing and eyebrow-dying services at the Vitality...
Passing Camp Connects; Rotzoll Receives National Attention
Byline: Bob Frisk It's no big secret that the most complex position in football is quarterback. The player in the center of the action requires skill, passion, intelligence and the ability to innovate on the move. It takes a special athlete....
Passing Camp Opens; Pickler Completes Record-Setting Career
Byline: Bob Frisk It's no big secret that the most complex position in football is quarterback. The player in the center of the action requires skill, passion, intelligence and the ability to innovate on the move. It takes a special athlete....
Police Chief Stands by Decision to Cancel Biker Show
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@@dailyherald.com Grayslake Police Chief Larry Herzog says he has no reservations about the village's controversial decision to halt a motorcycle show at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Herzog spoke Monday for the...
Praise for Dramatic Gains in Schools
Quite often on this page we voice our concerns, thoughts and insights on politics, taxes, education, the economy and the governing bodies and decisions they make that affect our daily lives. But we also have a keen eye on those events and people who...
Ralph Eugene "Gene" Wallace of Oak Brook
Ralph Eugene "Gene" Wallace of Oak Brook Ralph Eugene "Gene" Wallace, 84, formerly of Elmhurst and Bement, Ill., passed away on Saturday, May 3, 2008, after a short illness. Memorial services will be at Mackey-Wright Funeral Home in Monticello, Ill.,...
Ribfest Is Sitting Pretty to Celebrate 21st Year
Byline: Stephanie Penick I'll always remember our family's first Ribfest in 1993. Our then 10-year-old son hit a few consecutive baskets at one of the midway carnival games, and we proudly took turns carrying his oversized flexible trophy all...
Risky Play? Rezko's Attorneys Decide Not to Present a Defense
Byline: David Beery dbeery@@dailyherald.com Antoin "Tony" Rezko's defense attorneys staked their case Monday on the prospect that jurors have found more credibility problems than compelling evidence during weeks of testimony from prosecution...
Road Reconstruction on Hold Work on Washington Street Delayed until Neighboring Project Completed
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com The long-awaited reconstruction of a stretch of Washington Street in Gurnee won't begin until a nearby road project is complete, officials said Monday. Planners with the Lake County transportation...
Round Lake Scholars Named
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Twenty-three Round Lake High School freshmen have been named Schuler Scholars by the Waukegan-based foundation. DeEnna Holohan, a school director/college counselor for the Schuler Scholar Program,...
Seeking Impeachment Would Be Extreme Move
Last Thursday, the Illinois Senate swiftly denied giving citizens of one of the most corrupt states in the union something they desperately need - a chance to initiate reform on their own by bouncing bad people out of office. The Illinois House...
Senators Insist Day off Isn't for Obama's Benefit
Byline: John Patterson Senior State Government Editor jopatterson@@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD - With their former colleague vying for votes in neighboring Indiana, the Illinois Senate has called off work today, a move one Republican said is...
Sequoits Rally for Victory
Byline: Daily Herald reports A 4-run sixth inning by Antioch broke up a 1-1 tie as the Sequoits earned a 5-2 victory over Grant in North Suburban Prairie baseball action on Monday. Ken Karagiorgas belted 3 hits, including a double and a triple,...
Smoother Roads Will Soon Be Here
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@@dailyherald.com Some winter-ravaged roads in or near Kane County are to get their potholes patched this week and next, as the state hired private contractors last week to do $16.3 million worth of work. ...
Spartans Edge Rosary in SCC
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent St. Francis needed to make a lot of change to win the Suburban Catholic Conference girls track and field title. "We told the girls on the way over (to Rosary in Aurora) that we needed to nickel...
Spartans Recover in Time
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent Some tennis players have the knack to come from behind. In a meet that at one point looked as though it would go down to the wire, host St. Francis (13-2) got a pair of impressive comeback victories...
'Speech & Debate' Makes a Winning Argument
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com "Speech & Debate" * * *out of four Location: American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron St., Chicago Times: 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturdays;...
The Blotter
Antioch - Burglars smashed the rear passenger's-side vent window to gain entry to a 1997 Chevrolet on the 39400 block of Circle Avenue between 2 and 4:30 a.m. April 24 and opened the glove box, but nothing appeared to be missing, sheriff's office...
The Chocolate Champions Tasters Put the Good Stuff to the Test
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff jsotonoff@@dailyherald.com Chocolate "boutiques," bars, cafes and lounges are all the rage right now, and these businesses sell fancy, exotic (bacon- flavored?) and often expensive little candies. Though most of us are...
Two Winners, Two Different Styles
Byline: Mike McGraw Paxson has chance to choose between Johnson's discipline, D'Antoni's freestyle mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com Phoenix Suns general manager Steve Kerr confirmed Monday that he has given other teams permission to speak with coach...
U-46's New Leader Former Chicago Schools Official Wants to 'Raise the Bar, Close the Gap'
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com A Chicago Public Schools official has been selected as the next superintendent of Elgin Area School District U-46. Jose Torres is regional superintendent for Chicago Public Schools Area 14, a group...
Villages Sign on to Information System
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@@dailyherald.com Round Lake Beach and Fox Lake are the latest communities in Lake County to sign on with the connect CTY phone tree for emergency purposes. Round Lake Beach Police Chief Doug Larrson said Monday night...
Warren Bounces Back at BG's Expense
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Warren boys volleyball team had been stewing since Wednesday about its brief two-match losing streak. What would improve the Blue Devils' mood? How about a victory Monday against Buffalo Grove,...
Warren Gets a Pick-Me-Up
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Warren boys volleyball team had been stewing since Wednesday about its brief two-match losing streak. What would improve the Blue Devils' mood? How about a victory Monday against Buffalo Grove,...
Wave Outlasts Spartans
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@@dailyherald.com It's the kind of baseball game where you don't feel safe until the final out's recorded ... and even then you're not so sure. St. Edward survived a 17-14 Suburban Catholic Conference slugfest at...
We Can't Be Scared to Tackle Race, Running Back or Seniors
Byline: Burt Constable Wouldn't it be nice if blogs were delivered to your home on paper (wrapped in a weatherproof covering) so you could read them without firing up your laptop? Here are some random thoughts that I'd stick into a blog if I had...
'What's Going On': Gaye Gets 'Masters' Treatment
Byline: Ted Cox PBS' "American Masters" strays far afield from its usual high- tone artists to examine the life of soul singer Marvin Gaye at 9 p.m. Wednesday on WTTW Channel 11. It's a welcome foray into pop culture as the excellent series continues...
Willowbrook Students Stand out at SkillsUSA
While their peers hang out at the pool, work summer jobs or sleep late this June, three students from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park will ship off to Kansas City, Mo., for a high-stakes weekend. Senior Kyle Shanahan and juniors Brittany Gilbert...
Wins, Losses Bottom Line in Sports
Byline: Mike Imrem Let's not kid ourselves, folks. If the Bears release Cedric Benson, it won't be because he's found guilty of intoxicated boating and resisting arrest. If the Bears keep Benson to run the ball, it won't be because the case...
Woman Escapes Man Posing as Cop
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@@dailyherald.com Police are warning motorists to be cautious after a man identifying himself as an undercover police officer kidnapped a woman in Buffalo Grove and attempted to sexually assault her over the weekend....
Wydra, Bartlett Come from Behind vs. Stars
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent Looking for its 13th consecutive Upstate Eight Conference softball victory this season, Bartlett found itself in unfamiliar territory heading into the bottom of the third inning - trailing 3- 0. ...
Young Activists Lisle Students Lobby State, Federal Government for Safer Drinking Water
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@@dailyherald.com Inspired by a series of newspaper stories about prescription drugs tainting the area's water supply, a class of sixth-graders at Lisle Junior High School is on a mission to clean up our drinking...