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 16, 2007

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150 Years of Dapper Dressing Zengeler Cleaners Gets Rave Reviews about Its Service
Byline: Ann Piccininni Daily Herald Correspondent The party the Zengeler family threw in September to mark 150 years in business was more than a lavish bash, more than an occasion to recall the way things were and to reminisce. To hear customers...
60 Miles to Mark 60 Years Antioch Man Celebrates Birthday with the Longest Run of His Life
Byline: Corrinne Hess chess@@dailyherald.com When Randy Burt crossed the finish line of his second marathon in 1978, he vowed it would be the last time he put his body through so much stress. Turned out, all Burt needed was a few days of rest....
African Harambee Makes Cuisine Accessible
Byline: Leah Zeldes Daily Herald Correspondent African Harambee 7537 N. Clark St., Chicago, (773) 764-2200 Cuisine: Pan-African Setting: Bright, spacious white-tablecloth spot on the Chicago/Evanston border Price range: Appetizers $3...
Airlines Likely to Step Up Their Games This Holiday Season
Byline: Joseph Ryan jryan@@dailyherald.com If you plan to fly this coming holiday week, prepare for frustration, but expect the airlines to be more accommodating. More than 2.8 million fliers will pass through either O'Hare or Midway international...
And the Authors Are ... Naperville Reads Theme Is 'Unlock Your Mind'
Byline: Bob Smith rsmith@@dailyherald.com Naperville will celebrate the works of two nationally known authors early next year as part of its continuing effort to get residents reading and talking about books. The theme of the Naperville Reads...
Annual Festival Celebrates, Uh, Seldom-Eaten Turkey Parts
Byline: Diane Ayers It's turkey time again in Huntley ... and you know what that means: the 25th annual Turkey Testicle Festival returns on Wednesday to the Parkside Pub. For a quarter-century, the popular downtown watering hole has hosted this...
Arnold Leads Lancers in Blowout
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Samantha Arnold is playing confidently and assertively, and so are her Lake Park teammates. That spelled trouble for Elk Grove on Thursday night. Following Arnold's lead, Lake Park put on an offensive clinic during...
Authentic Team Merchandise Found at the New Sports Fanatic
Byline: Kim Mikus If you have a sports enthusiast on your holiday list, a new store in Palatine may score big. The Sports Fanatic recently opened at 317 E. Dundee Road in the Walgreens Shopping Center near Hicks Road. The shop is filled with...
Authentic to the Core Don't Be Intimidated: Torishin Serves Fresh Izakaya-Style Japanese Fare in Welcoming Atmosphere
Byline: Jennifer Olvera Daily Herald Correspondent Torishin 1584 S. Busse Road, Mount Prospect, (847) 437-4590 Cuisine: Izakaya-style Japanese Setting: Bare bones, strip-mall centered storefront Price range: Appetizers $4 to $8.25; soups...
Be Careful What You Wish for Molly Shannon Provides Disarming Comedy in a Post-Feminist Cautionary Tale
Byline: Ted Cox TV/Radio Columnist Lifetime's new made-for-TV movie "More of Me" is your by-the- book post-feminist fantasy. There is nothing remotely surprising about its tale, in which a woman divides into three separate sex- role personalities...
Betting on New Casinos McHenry County Officials See Pot of Money for Roads
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com McHenry County officials no longer have to worry about keeping a poker face when they talk about gambling expansion plans. Fed up with the state's worst traffic congestion, according to U.S. News...
Betty Jean Bovee
Betty Jean Bovee Services for Betty Jean Bovee, 78, of Indianapolis, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road), Wheaton. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday,...
BG Has Grayslake C.'s Number
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com Heather Nisbet was wearing a new number. Allison Mocchi was wearing a black-and-blue mark that almost looked a tatoo on her right arm. While the two Buffalo Grove guards had a little different...
BG/Wheeling Unbeaten in Metro NW
Byline: Bill Swick bswick@@dailyherald.com Buffalo Grove/Wheeling remains undefeated and at the top of the Metro Northwest Conference. BG/Wheeling is currently 6-0-2. BG/Wheeling's latest conference win came last Sunday after Huntley fell...
Blood, Sweat and Tears Paying off as Final Home Game Arrives, Illini Seniors Reflect on What It Took to Turn Program Around
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com CHAMPAIGN - Middle linebacker J Leman grew up within 2 miles of Memorial Stadium, so Senior Day provides a moment for blissful reminisce. "Every time when you're a little kid playing out...
Borden Library Branch Going Geothermal Energy-Efficient System Should Pay for Itself in 18 Years; Grant Helps Offset Costs
Byline: Jeffrey Gaunt jgaunt@@dailyherald.com Gail Borden Public Library officials have warmed yet again to the idea of installing a geothermal energy system at their new branch library. The library board voted 6-0 on Tuesday to purchase the...
Bullish on Their Dream Jobs
Byline: David Oberhelman As Dirty Harry told Hal Holbrook's corrupt police commissioner, "A man's got to know his limitations." A man's got to know his strengths, too. Local graduates Scott Sonnenberg and Matt Lloyd haven't played interscholastic...
Bulls' Rookie Curry Draws D-League Duty
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - While the Bulls began their annual circus road trip Thursday, rookie JamesOn Curry was rerouted to Des Moines, where he'll begin an assignment with the Iowa Energy of the NBA's Developmental...
Can We Count on Those Rams?
Byline: John Dietz Three weeks ago, I made a bonehead fantasy decision. Furious at the inept St. Louis Rams offense, I dropped Marc Bulger and picked up Giants QB Eli Manning. I suppose, at the time, it didn't appear to be a total bonehead...
Cardinals' Raridon Knows System Well
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent In this his junior year Mitch Raridon of North Central College moves up from valued reserve to key-man status, and nobody is better prepared to make that jump, because he knows the men's basketball...
Channel 50 Has Prep Football, with Even Bigger Play to Come
Byline: Ted Cox The Illinois High School Association football playoffs are back on WPWR Channel 50, but it's yet to be determined if they're serving a purpose on the station. This makes the third year Channel 50 has aired them, starting with...
Coal City Won't Be Awed Facing Driscoll in Semifinals
Byline: David Oberhelman doberhelman@@dailyherald.com In these football playoff series, you've got to act like you've been there before. Coal City has. The Coalers faced Driscoll just two seasons ago in the Class 4A semifinals. Driscoll...
Concert Picks
Byline: Mark Guarino Music critic Keith Urban with Gary Allan, 8 p.m. today at the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $34.50/$59.50. (312) 559-1212. New Zealand country music star Keith Urban headlines this show, on the heels of...
Confusing Election May Be in Store
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor jopatterson@@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD - One thing is known for sure - Denny Hastert is leaving Congress sometime before the end of the year and before his term is over. Aside from...
Controllers Blame Error on Staffing Employee Fatigue Possibly Played Role in near Midair Collision, Union Says
Byline: Joseph Ryan jryan@@dailyherald.com Following a near midair collision over Indiana, air traffic controllers are calling for better work rules and more employees to keep the sky safe. Two planes were sent on a collision course Tuesday...
Coping with Pressure Is Part of High School Sports Experience
Byline: Bob Frisk I don't know how these kids do it. I don't know how high school athletes handle the enormous pressure at state tournament time. I get nervous for them just standing on the sidelines or sitting in the stands. For the past...
Cybersnarling over Glenbard North-Fremd Ruckus a Good/bad Sign
Byline: Jim Davis I'm having a tough time deciding which group to join on the Facebook Web site: "Daily Herald Boycott for fremd+ people for the truth" or the "Daily Herald writers are lying pieces..." Better stop there. The obscene title...
'Darko' Director Falls Flat with Sophomore Effort
Byline: Matt Arado marado@@dailyherald.com "Southland Tales" * 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Dwayne Johnson Boxer Santaros Seann William Scott Roland/Ronald Taverner Sarah Michelle Gellar Krysta Now With Cheri...
D-C Grad Raske Making at Impact at Monmouth
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent That didn't take long. Former Dundee-Crown swimming standout Kevin Raske has wasted zero time in making an impact at the collegiate level. Raske has already shattered 4 Monmouth (Ill.) College...
Decision Sits Well with DeSimone BG's Standout Guard Doesn't Have Regrets about Decision to Concentrate on Basketball
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com There was a time when Brian DeSimone didn't want his hands on the ball. After all, it's not a good idea for a soccer player. But Buffalo Grove likes the idea of DeSimone holding the basketball...
Defense Team Urges Judge to Reverse Self, Allow Plea Deal
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@@dailyherald.com Lawyers for murder suspect Kenneth Smith again are urging a McHenry County judge to reconsider her decision to block his guilty plea to a reduced charge, arguing that the court's reasoning for...
'Defiance' Leaves No Doubt as to Its Worth
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com "Defiance" * * * 1/2 out of four Location: Next Theatre Company, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston Times: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays...
Dist. 211 Continues Makeover Expanding Offices Next on List
Byline: Chad Brooks cbrooks@@dailyherald.com With construction already under way at four schools in Palatine- Schaumburg High School District 211, officials have now given the go-ahead for work to start at the administration center. On Thursday,...
Donate Gifts for Soldiers at Church Choir Concert
Byline: Jameel Naqvi A local choir and VFW post have joined forces to help U.S. troops serving abroad this holiday season get the things they need. The Spirit of Life Chorus and the Des Plaines VFW Post 2992 are putting on a series of free concerts...
Dual Learning Preschool Incorporates Spanish into Core Subjects
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com For preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy, a square isn't just a square, it's also a cuadrado. And the weather isn't just cold, it's frio. Chesterbrook is rolling out a new program this year to...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Jagla petitions challenged: There may be only one Democratic challenger for U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam's 6th Congressional District seat. A hearing on Monday will begin an examination of Stan Jagla's nominating petitions after an objection was filed...
Earlier Crime Can Be Heard Judge Rules Dugan's Past Relevant to Case
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@@dailyherald.com Prosecutors may disclose details of Brian Dugan's murder of a LaSalle County girl during his pending trial into the abduction, rape and slaying of 10-year-old...
Editorials
In search of a little old-school respect Maybe the events that unfolded around Saturday night's playoff game between Fremd and Glenbard North football teams could have occurred with any two suburban high schools. Maybe not. Clearly, the conduct...
Elgin Moves on without Brault
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@@dailyherald.com Rob Brault was fired as Elgin boys basketball coach Wednesday, one day after he was involved in a minor traffic accident two blocks from Elgin High School and subsequently arrested for driving...
Family's Anguish at Center of Hearing Maximum 20-Year Prison Sentence Still Wouldn't Be Justice, Victim's Relatives Say
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@@dailyherald.com Her family said Nancy Palumbo planned to divorce her husband, who had substance-abuse issues, but she delayed the split out of concern for their toddler son....
Finishing Second Drives Harper's Escareno
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@@dailyherald.com Jesus Escareno ran better than nearly all the rest in the NJCAA Division III men's cross country national meet. And that has the Harper College freshman and Rolling Meadows graduate motivated...
First in Line Make-A-Wish Kids Tell Santa What They Want
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@@dailyherald.com The turkey and pumpkin pie are still a week off, but the holiday season kicked into yuletide gear Thursday at Woodfield Shopping Center. Hundreds of children readied their Christmas wish lists and...
Forum to Show How to Be Water-Smart Forum to Explore Ways to Be Water-Smart While at Home
Byline: Nick Whitfield nwhitfield@@dailyherald.com How much water do you use in a day? It might be hard to believe, but the average American uses about 100 gallons daily. Such facts, and what they mean to McHenry residents, will be the...
Four Area Competitors Ready for State
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent For the 4 area girls swimmers who qualified for today's state finals at New Trier High School in Winnetka, this event is old hat. St. Edward's Megan Venlos, Burlington Central's Alex Van Oost, Cary-Grove's...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Dist. 220 boundary update: Armed with new enrollment data, the Barrington Area Unit District 220 committee charged with drawing new attendance boundaries is back at work trying to find the best way to divide up the more than 2,700 elementary school...
Getting a Safe and Sound Home Hire a Certified Home Inspector a Must, Experts Say
Byline: Joseph Ryan jryan@@dailyherald.com Second of two parts. A spacious kitchen and secluded backyard drew Jeanne Stratford and her husband to their new home in North suburban Ingleside. But soon, serious problems they hadn't noticed...
Get Your Fill of Paul in 'The McCartney Years'
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent Paul McCartney, a British singer/songwriter/musician, became internationally famous in the 1960s as a member of the Beatles. As a solo artist, he has sold millions of records, and his concerts sell...
'Girl Next Door' a Full-Throttle Horror Tale with a Message
Byline: Dann Gire - I have no idea who would actually want to watch a teenage girl be raped, beaten and tortured to death in a basement. That's the subject of Gregory Wilson's "Jack Ketchum's The Girl Next Door," a conscience-blanching horror movie...
Give Gift of Reading to Needy Families
Byline: Eileen O. Daday From now through the holidays, hundreds of people will come forward to donate food and gifts to Wheeling Township's Adopt-a- Family program. But Arlington Heights Memorial Library officials have carved out their own niche....
Grayslake Central Can't Keep Pace with BG
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@@dailyherald.com Grayslake Central was led by Meghan LeBaron (10 points) and Katelyn Putkonen (9) in its season-opener at the Buffalo Grove Bison Classic held at Barrington High School, where BG came away with a 55-35...
Grayslake District Opts against Study
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@@dailyherald.com Grayslake Elementary District 46 wants to know how many children might attend its schools in the future, but getting updated, accurate numbers is tricky business. With that in mind, school board...
Great Lakes? for Now, Experience Hinkle Will Concentrate on the Basics
Byline: Joe Aguilar She has no intentions of being a savior for a program that might need one. And even if she proves great, there's only one "Great One." She knows that because she hails from the same town as him. New Lakes girls basketball...
'Guitar Hero III' Rocks on with Solid Track List
Byline: Evan Lahti Beep Game Critic "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" Platform: Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, Wii, PC Developer: Neversoft Rating: * * * As gamers, we accept the permanent joint damage our hobby brings. For every high score we...
Hankins' Shot in Triple OT Nets Shield's First Win at CLC
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent It's memorable anytime a coach wins his first game with a new school. For Tom Shields, CLC's basketball win at the College of DuPage on Tuesday will be extra memorable. After leading the entire game,...
Hoffman Holds off S. Elgin
Byline: Dan Hyman Daily Herald Correspondent For the first four minutes of the third quarter Thursday night, the scenario was all too familiar for the Hoffman Estates Hawks girls basketball team. Multiple times last season, the Hawks found themselves...
Holladay Regains Her Focus
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Nikki Holladay might be the best swimmer nobody outside of the area has heard of. It could be because she swims for St. Viator, a private school, but private schools have had enormous success at...
Holmgren: Super Bowl Hangover Can Be a Problem
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@@dailyherald.com After playing in the Super Bowl against Pittsburgh two years ago, Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren did a little research on how Super Bowl teams fared the following year. The result? Not...
Housing Plan Allows for Seniors, Mixed Income
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@@dailyherald.com Younger families, public employees, seniors and others who have found themselves priced out of the Libertyville housing market may find more options as the village puts a new plan into action....
Huntley Board Opens Wallet for Rt. 47 Widening
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@@dailyherald.com The village of Huntley sent a message to the Illinois Department of Transportation Thursday that the village is on board for the planned widening of Route 47. At the request of IDOT, the Huntley...
Huskies Don't Doubt H-F
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@@dailyherald.com By now everyone knows Homewood-Flossmoor isn't your typical four-loss team. Count Naperville North among the believers. The Vikings (8-4), the 16th seed in the lower Class 8A football bracket,...
Illinois Freshmen Big Men Trying to Avoid Bench Time
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com It's the first trip to Hawaii for Illinois freshman big men Bill Cole, Mike Davis and Mike Tisdale. "I'm very excited," Davis said. "The nice weather, the beaches." But with Illinois having...
Inspired Experienced, Novice Artists Display Their Works at Exhibit
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Judith Edelman of Mount Prospect began her career as a fashion illustrator, sketching as many as 10 figures a day in pen and ink. During her early years, she illustrated for Carson Pirie Scott...
Instructor Gives New Dancers Confidence
Byline: Ron Skrabacz While the fifth season of "Dancing with the Stars" is winding down, a couple of Lombard Park District dance classes are just starting up this Monday. Instructor Marilyn Fredericks will once again be guiding participants through...
Is Plan Good for Glennshire?
Byline: Georgia Garvey ggarvey@@dailyherald.com Hawthorn Woods sent Glennshire residents a new plan to fix their troubled water system, but the questions aren't all answered, say resident representatives. The village's formal proposal, released...
Is Your Business, Workplace Smoke-Free Ready?
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@@dailyherald.com Illinois businesses and employers will soon be gearing up to kick cigarette butts as a new statewide smoking ban goes into effect Jan. 1. A group of Lake County bar and restaurant...
Jeffrey Hatcher Brings Two Plays to Chicago Area
Byline: Jack Helbig Theater, like life, is not fair. Not every great actor is famous. Not every prolific playwright is a household name. Jeffrey Hatcher, for example, wrote (with Mitch Albom) the graceful stage adaptation of "Tuesdays with Morrie"...
Judge Adjusts Bond Restrictions in Fatal Crash Case
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@@dailyherald.com A judge Thursday eased a bond restriction for a 23-year-old Aurora man accused of killing his two passengers in a drunken- driving accident. Thomas Ofenloch Jr. faces up to 28 years in prison...
Just as Nice Second Time Around
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $300,000 to $400,000 Age of homes: 40 to 50 years old Schools: Jane Addams Elementary, Lake Louise Elementary, Winston Campus Elementary or Virginia Lake Elementary and Winston...
Just Not Enough 'Juice' for Wildcats in Opening Loss
Byline: Adam Rittenberg arittenberg@@dailyherald.com A memo to Champaign: There's another Juice emerging on the Illinois college sports scene. Unfortunately for Northwestern, freshman point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson couldn't summon enough...
Lake County Attorney Was Best at Law, Laughter
Byline: Tony Gordon Coming to the Lake County Courthouse won't be as much fun as it used to be. In a place where fun can be hard to come by for most folks, Robert Will Jr. brought enough for everybody. Will, 69, died Saturday after a brief...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
MainStreet director lauded: Waukegan MainStreet's Theodora Anderson was named Executive Director of the Year on Thursday by Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn at the 14th annual Illinois MainStreet Conference in Danville. Waukegan MainStreet was also recognized...
Le Passage Celebrates Second Life as Fashionable Hot Spot
Byline: Barbara Vitello Le Passage re-opened earlier this month as a discotheque and culinary cocktail lounge. The rejuvenated late-night Gold Coast nightspot at 937 N. Rush St., Chicago, is helmed by the folks responsible for Salud Tequila Lounge...
'Love in the Time of Cholera' a Love Story for All Times
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff jsotonoff@@dailyherald.com "Love in the Time of Cholera" * * * 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Javier Bardem Florentino Arizo Giovanna Mezzogiorno Fermina Daza Benjamin Bratt Dr. Juvenal...
Maroons Moving Forward without Brault
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@@dailyherald.com Rob Brault was fired as Elgin boys basketball coach Wednesday, one day after he was involved in a minor traffic accident two blocks from Elgin High School and subsequently arrested for driving...
'Mirror' Magic DVD, Boxed Set Add to Bob Dylan's Aura
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic mguarino@@dailyherald.com No one has added more to the mythologizing of Bob Dylan than Bob Dylan. In interviews, stage performances and a recent best-selling book, Dylan has goaded his obsessive...
Model Railroad Club Engineers Fun for All Ages
Byline: Kirstin Finneran Daily Herald Correspondent If you want to see an impressive model train exhibit, roll into South Elgin, where the Valley Model Railroad Club is holding its annual open house. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, visitors...
Moreno Still Brings Style and Sizzle Veteran Entertainer to Display Musical Talents from Broadway to Jazz Saturday in Skokie
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@@reflejos.com Hollywood legend Rita Moreno has acted for the big screen, in hit TV shows and on theater stages, but she always looks forward to performing her one-woman cabaret show. "I much prefer live performances,...
Need More Stuff on Ice?
The continuing success of ice shows means the crossover possibilities are endless. Some cultural phenomena, such as "Finding Nemo," make natural transitions to the rink, even if its protagonists are fish who would die if they actually lived in an ice...
New Owner Has Special Love for, Long Ties to Copeland Dance Studio
Byline: Alicia Fabbre Marie Bolson just couldn't let her friend's dream fade away. And eight years after her mentor's death, Bolson finds herself carrying on Ellen Copeland's love for dance. Two weeks ago, Bolson finalized a deal to take ownership...
Nobel Prize Winner Hails from Palatine
Byline: Melissa Hollander Former Vice President Al Gore recently captured headlines when he was chosen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. But Palatine has its own connection to the Nobel Peace Prize this year. Gore shared the prize with the Intergovernmental...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Superbug case reported: Another case of the staph superbug has turned up at a Palatine school. A student at Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211's Academy-North alternative school has come down with the MRSA infection, or methicillin-resistant...
Oberweis Dumps Helicopter for Fireplace in New TV Spot
Byline: Lisa Smith lsmith@@dailyherald.com Jim Oberweis has traded in his helicopter flying over Soldier Field for a cozy spot in front of a roaring fireplace. But the conservative Republican's message is the same in his current campaign as...
Odds to Improve Your Hold'em Hand by the River
Byline: Fred Renzey Daily Herald Correspondent First things first. Two weeks ago, this column provided a Hold'em odds chart for taking your hand on the flop and improving it right on the very next card (fourth board card). That's valuable information,...
Open Meeting Debate Hanover Park Trustee's Use of Video Upsets Pair
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@@dailyherald.com Hanover Park officials gathered at 8 a.m. last Saturday to discuss the village's next budget. By 8:10 a.m., the modest crowd had thinned. Trustees Robert Packham and Wes Eby walked out, refusing...
Orton Hopes for Another Chance
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com With the possibility of being the backup to starter Rex Grossman this week if Brian Griese isn't a viable option because of his sprained left shoulder, Kyle Orton could have his best shot at playing...
Panthers Down to No. 1
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@@dailyherald.com Three, two...one. That's the list of seeded teams Glenbard North needs to beat in order to make its first trip to a state title football game since 2000. The 14th-seeded Panthers (8-4) already...
Party on, Pilgrim! Be Thankful for These Spots to Toast Pre- Thanksgiving Good Times
Byline: Janine Schaults Contributing Writer Spending Thanksgiving hungover from Black Wednesday's temptations is just another annual tradition in the same category as turkey and stuffing. How else could we get through an entire day hanging out with...
Petition Fraud Alleged Link Opponent Says There Are Forgeries
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com State Sen. Terry Link's candidate petition contains forgeries and the signatures of at least two dead people, a political rival alleged Thursday. Former North Chicago Mayor Jerry Johnson, who's...
Pryor Commitment after Strong Junior Season, Saints Star Hoping to Take Game to Next Level
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com "He hasn't even come close to reaching the tip of the iceberg." Those were the words St. Charles East boys basketball coach Brian Clodi used to describe the way Collin Pryor played for him and...
Recent Warm Weather Extends Village Loose Leaf Pickup
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Due to the record-breaking warm temperatures this fall, Mount Prospect has decided to extend its curbside loose leaf pickup program for one week only. This is the first time in the 40-year history of the program that it is...
'Redacted' Lacks Emotional Impact in Recalling Real Wartime Atrocity
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@@dailyherald.com "Redacted" * 1/2 out of four Opens today Starring As Patrick Carroll Reno Flake Rob Devaney Lawyer McCoy Izzy Diaz Angel Salazar B.B. Rush Daniel Stewart Sherman ...
Reserve Your Patch of Grass with Ravnia's Discount Passes
Byline: Bill Gowen Taking in a Ravinia concert while enjoying a picnic on the lawn is a tradition dating to the earliest years of the festival. One of the advantages of listening to great music while relaxing on the lawn is the convenience: no...
Review Is Good, but Unlikely to Reveal Much
Byline: Emily Krone The disclosure of the CIA's "Family Jewels," this is not. Still, the impending release of nearly 40 years' worth of closed-session meeting minutes from Elgin Area School District U-46 is groundbreaking - no matter what the...
Riot Fest Bands Keep Punk Alive
"What Poor Gods We Do Make: The Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun" (Riot Fest) * * * 1/2 In some ways the very definition of "local favorites," Chicago post-punk architects Naked Raygun transcended the colloquial stigma of that term. You'll be...
River Trip Makes a Girl Think Twice about Bridge
Byline: Amy Mack The steady, sweet, chirp of sparrows seeking supper was broken only by a light slap of water. A beaver was giving her baby a ride against the current. A trio of stately white egrets stood sentry and a great blue heron soared...
Rosary Hangs on; Saints Fall
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent There was a precipitous decline in production after the first quarter, but Rosary found a way to outlast Glenbard North. Despite single-digit scoring in each of the last three quarters, the Royals...
Rosary Not 'Psych-Ed' as Favorites
Byline: Darryl Mellema Daily Herald Correspondent Every year, the IHSA prints the list of state swimming qualifiers, and the list is organized with the fastest swimmers first. And this is called the state meet psych sheet. It is even possible...
Rosen Hits Target with Look at Chicago Theater
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Critic At Large bvitello@@dailyherald.com 'Wedding Play' When it comes to Chicago theater, writer/director Eric Rosen knows his subject. The About Face Theatre co-founder and artistic director, who leaves...
Rough Start to Trip New Starting Lineup Not the Answer against Phoenix
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com PHOENIX - A new starting lineup didn't pay immediate dividends when the Bulls opened a six-game road trip in Phoenix on Thursday night. The visitors made a nice recovery after falling behind by...
Running in Circles Figuring out How to Improve Bears' Anemic Ground Game No Easy Task
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com Six-time Pro Bowl center Olin Kreutz says it's no great mystery why the Bears are last in the NFL in average gain per run and third from the bottom in rushing yards. A glance at the videotape is...