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 July 15, 2009

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Add Vegetables and Fruit to a Child's Diet Right Away
Byline: Karen Collins American Institute for Cancer Research Q. How old should children be when I start making vegetables a regular part of their meals? A. Dont wait. When children give up baby food, they should not stop eating vegetables...
All-Star Game
All-Star Game box score American 4, National 3 American ab r h bi National ab r h bi Suzuki rf 3 0 1 0 Rmirez ss 3 0 0 0 Jckson p 0 0 0 0 Hffman p ...
And the Band Plays on - for Now
Byline: Thomas Edwards tedwards@dailyherald.com Waukegan Mayor Bob Sabonjian recently decided to cut all funding for the citys municipal band effective immediately, leaving the bands members to play the last three concerts of the summer season as...
Are Speed Monitors Next?
Byline: Joseph Ryan and Dan Carden jryan@dailyherald.com dcarden@dailyheald.com If or when lawmakers decide to allow cameras in the suburbs to track and ticket speeders, such powerful enforcement will likely spread quickly throughout the suburbs....
Arlington Selections
Arlington selections By Joe Kristufek Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Selections for a fast track Horses listed by program number Post time: 1 p.m. 1. 6 1/2 furlongs, purse $29,000, Illinois maiden special weight, 3 yos & up, f&m....
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Robert G. "Bob" Ayres a resident of Des Plaines for 50 years Two memorial services for Robert G. "Bob" Ayres, 91, will be Friday July 17, at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., with a reception in between at 5 p.m. at The Bethesda Worship Center, 1280 E. Algonquin...
Back to Big Profits for Wall Street Powerhouse
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK Goldman Sachs is emerging as the king of post-meltdown Wall Street. Already the nations most powerful financial company before the credit crisis, the bank profited handsomely from Wall Streets rally and the...
Batavia Making Plans to Enforce Upkeep of Historic Buildings
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com A Batavia panel Tuesday informally agreed with a plan to encourage owners of historic buildings to keep them up, rather than neglecting them to death. That encouragement could start off "soft...
Biz in the 'Burbs and Beyond
Lake Zurich firm inks deal LAKE ZURICH Fenwal Inc., a global medical technology company focused on improving blood collection, separation, safety and availability, announced it signed a five-year exclusive worldwide agreement with Verax Biomedical...
Black-White Gap in Achievement Tests Persists despite Efforts by Educators
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON Despite unprecedented efforts to improve minority achievement in the past decade, the gap between black and white students remains frustratingly wide, according to an Education Department report released Tuesday....
Blood Tests May Be Excluded
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com A Kane County judge says he will decide next week whether forensic test results from a missing blood sample can be used as evidence in a St. Charles womans reckless homicide trial. The blood,...
Blue Skies Make for a Beautiful Ride
A beautiful, sunny day, along with some winds, graced the ride for 760 enthusiastic bicyclists who attended the 40th annual Swedish Days Ride, sponsored by the Fox Valley Bicycle and Ski Club. The ride started and finished behind Burlington Central...
Boozer Looking Ahead
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Carlos Boozer went on the radio Tuesday and gave what amounted to a job interview for the Bulls. The Utah Jazz power forward, appearing on WMVPs "Waddle and Silvy Show," casually mentioned that he expects...
Bring Whole Family to Sunday Night LIVE!
If youre looking for fun, free things to do with your family this summer, Algonquin Commons has some ideas. Each Sunday through Aug. 9, the outdoor mall along Randall Road will be hosting Sunday Night LIVE! a free summer concert series full of...
British Open
British Open tee times At Turnberry Golf Club Turnberry, Scotland a-amateur Thursday-Friday 12:30 a.m.-5:41 a.m. Paul Broadhurst, Michael Campbell, Mark Calcavecchia 12:41 a.m.-5:52 a.m. Jeff Overton, Pablo Larrazabal, Gary Orr...
Businesses Mixed on Reaction to Bike Race
Byline: Alissa Groeninger agroeninger@dailyherald.com ***** CORRECTION/date 7-16-09: To correct the store name in a story that appeared Wednesday, Peter Barson is the owner of the Campbell Street Bicycle Shop. ***** The Criterium bike race...
... but Elk Grove Village's Are Here to Stay
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson Tuesday defended his towns use of red-light photo enforcement at intersections, saying the cameras save lives and are not aimed at making money. ...
Camera OK'd for Rodenburg and Central
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Less than a year after installing their first red-light camera at Gary Avenue and Lake Street, Roselle officials this week approved plans for a second camera at Rodenburg Road and Central Avenue....
Cemetery Scandal Not New
In one of the more bizarre crimes of this or any other year, more than 300 graves in suburban Chicagos Burr Oak cemetery have been desecrated by cemetery employees, who are accused of emptying the plots and reselling them to new customers, pocketing...
Class Will Teach Internet Basics
Events that help those in the business world network with each other, such as political meetings, chamber events, business outings and job fairs. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Introduction to the Internet: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30...
Crawford, Bullpen Lead AL over NL 4-3
Byline: Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer ST. LOUIS Carl Crawfords glove and one of the great bullpens in all-star history helped save the American Leagues streak. Crawford pulled back a home run with a leaping grab an inning before Curtis Granderson...
Cubs Statistics
Cubs statistics Through July 14 BATTERS AVG OBA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS E Fuld .375 .474 16 4 6 3 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 Ramirez .333 .375 90 10 ...
Cyclist Ready to Take on the World
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com If you ask Jessi Prinner what she did over the summer, be prepared for a lengthy answer with an international flair. The South Elgin cyclist who just started racing four years ago will be measuring...
Data: Inconclusive National Studies Show Cameras Reduce Crashes, but Local Results Are Unclear
Byline: Joseph Ryan and Marni Pyke jryan@dailyherald.com * mpyke@dailyherald.com Nationally, the evidence is pretty convincing red-light cameras generally persuade drivers to be more careful, reducing related crashes and potentially saving lives....
Defenders Take First Place in Inaugural Kenosha Tourney
The Lake Villa Defenders, a group of 9- and 10-year-old boys and one girl, recently traveled to Kenosha, Wis., to take part in the inaugural Kenosha Classic tournament, which was sanctioned by Triple Crown Sports and is considered a qualifier for the...
District U-46 Wins Another Federal Grant for School Safety
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Safety czar John Heiderscheidt has spent the past three years raising the bar on disaster readiness in the states second largest school district. Elgin Area School District U-46s receipt of its second...
Dogs, Owners Win Big at Kane Fair Dogs, Owners Win Big at Kane County Fair
These are the results from the 2009 Kane County Fairs 4-H Dogs Show on July 7. Grand Champion Beginner I: Sam Jenson, A Bit More Reserve Grand Champion Beginner: I Elaina Studt, Westdel Grand Champion Beginner II: Steven Warner, Fabulous 4-Hers...
DuPage Education Czar Cuts 14 Jobs
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Instead of making a planned budget presentation to the DuPage County Board Tuesday, Regional Office of Education Superintendent Darlene Ruscitti was in Springfield lobbying for missing state grant funds...
Eat Seasonally, Eat Well - for Less
Byline: Marialisa Calta Newspaper Enterprise Association If you want to make a citrus tart in, say, August, chances are the oranges are going to cost you a bit more (and be less flavorful and juicy) than when they were in season, back in January....
Eye on the Prize
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com For Selena Rodriguez, 11, it was love at first sight. The Elgin resident outgrew her bicycle earlier this year and had her heart set on a shiny new one shed seen at Wal-Mart. But it was not...
Famed Conductor, Wife End Lives Hand-in-Hand
Byline: Associated Press LONDON He spent his life conducting world-renowned orchestras, but was almost blind and growing deaf the music he loved increasingly out of reach. His wife of 54 years had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. So Edward...
Family Flick to Benefit Hospital Pediatric Care
Events that raise money for some type of charity, including galas, golf outings, rummage sales, shopping events, fashion shows, picnics and sport nights. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Family Flicks: At dusk Thursday, July 16, Grayslake...
Fan Mail Delivers Special Stir-Fry
Byline: Beverly Mills with Alicia Ross This is the sort of letter we live for the writer loves Desperation Dinners, expresses it beautifully, and shares a terrific original recipe. Without further ado, heres an easy stir-fry from Jennifer McKee...
Firefighters Honored for Rescue
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com The Mundelein Fire Departments successful efforts to save the life of a crash victim in November have earned a top prize from another rescue agency. The department has received the 15th annual Scene...
Food for Thought Antioch's Taste of Summeroffers a Full Menu of Activities
Antiochs annual Taste of Summer festival kicks off Thursday, July 16, and runs through Sunday, July 19. Barbara Porch, executive director of the Antioch Chamber of Commerce, tells us what you need to know. Q. What makes this such a fabulous event?...
Former Teacher Gets Prison in Porn Case
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs writer tgordon@dailyherald.com A former teacher at Antioch Grade School has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Kenneth Lee Johnson, 60, was arrested in January...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Elburn car show: The Country Car Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Martin Family Farm, 2S111 Green Road, Elburn. Money raised at the show will be donated to the Northern Illinois Food Bank. There are 30 classes of vehicles; the registration...
Fresh, Healthy Meals Yield Unexpected Side Effects
Good grief. Cathy Adamsick was only trying to cook more healthy meals and lose a little weight five years ago when she started preparing from-scratch, fresh meals for her family. For years she had been a from-the-box and freezer cook, but when...
From the Armed Services
* Army Pvt. Joshua A. Freeman graduated from the H-8 Tracked Vehicle Recovery Specialist Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The course is designed to train students in the skills and knowledge needed to perform recovery operations using the M88A1/A2 tracked...
Generally Speaking Mistake with Free Agents Ends Tallon's Days as GM
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Blackhawks president John McDonough would have preferred to focus on the positives of Dale Tallons tenure as general manager at Tuesdays news conference at the United Center. But that focus went somewhere...
Getting Schooled in Politics
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Call them tapped in. Social studies teachers Rod Watson and CJ Nemec have long sought to make politics come alive for their summer school students at South Elgin High. So, when the opportunity to have...
Giant Block Party Plan Worries Wheaton but Organizers Contend Tribute to Woodstock Would Help Local Charity
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com Plans to transform an annual block party into a daylong fundraiser honoring the 40th anniversary of Woodstock could prove too grandiose for a quiet residential neighborhood in Wheaton. Indiana Street...
Giving Scofflaws
Giving scofflaws reason to pause Regarding traffic cameras, we can argue whether or not the cameras are cash cows; we can argue about the criteria used for assessing violations; we can argue about the size of the fines or the mechanisms in place...
Gymnasts Fare Well at State Meet
Gymnasts from the Gymnastics Factory of Grayslake took part in the GIJO state meet in St. Charles recently. The Level 4 team took first place, while Levels 3 and 5 took second place. Level 5 Age 8: Caitlin Barenbaum Vault: 8.9; Bars: 9.1; Beam:...
Heaven, Fried
Byline: Julia Reed Newsweek Earlier this summer, when I opened the e-mail from Williams-Sonoma promoting chef Thomas Kellers Ad Hoc Fried Chicken Kit, I was more than a little skeptical. Its not that I dont think Keller is a genius I do. He...
Honor Roll
Dundee Middle School The following students have been named to honor rolls at Dundee Middle School in West Dundee for the third term of the 2008-09 school year. SUPER HONOR ROLL Sixth grade: Nicole Anetsberger, Jessica Barber, Jonathon Barr,...
House Health Plan Taxes Rich
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON House Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a far-reaching $1.5 trillion plan that for the first time would make health care a right and a responsibility for all Americans, with Medical providers, employers and the...
House Plans Inquiry into CIA 'Hit Squads'
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON The CIA spent at least $1 million on the secret intelligence program that aimed to develop hit squads to kill al-Qaida leaders but never went beyond the planning stage, a congressional official said Tuesday....
Illinois Tech Firms Ready to Greet State Boost
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Much has been written about the effects of Illinois $31 billion capital improvement program on roads, schools and parks, but the states technology industry also is applauding...
Introduction to the Internet: Learn the Basics of the Internet; 11 A.M.-12:30 P
Introduction to the Internet: Learn the basics of the Internet; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. today or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Registration is required; call (847) 459-4100...
It's Confusing When the Sickness Is the System
When I was in the Army and known to my friends as "Combat Cohen," I could not get over the fact that the American public supported high Pentagon spending despite firsthand knowledge of astounding waste and theft. I cite, for instance, the well-known...
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Donald D. "Don" Iverson Visitation for Mr. Donald D. "Don" Iverson, 76, of Clearwater Beach, Fla., formerly of McLean, Va., as well as Elburn, will be from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 16, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn. A memorial...
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* To submit your listings, e-mail Susan Dibble at sdibble@dailyherald.com or fax items to (630) 955-0895. Mail should be sent to Daily Herald, 4300 W. Commerce Court, Lisle, IL 60532. * Crafters are wanted for the annual Crafters Holiday sale sponsored...
Kane County Fair Schedule Kane County Fair
The fair runs Wednesday, July 15 to Sunday, July 19 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, off Randall Road and Route 64 in St. Charles. Admission is $1 Wednesday, July 15, and free for senior citizens 62 and older; it is $5 Thursday, July 16, to Sunday,...
Kane County Sheriff Won't Have to Cut Deputies after All
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com The Kane County Board voted Tuesday to maintain the current number of sheriffs deputies, but the question of where the county will make cuts to avoid a deficit for the second straight year remains unanswered....
Lake County Couple's Arrest Probed by State
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com At the behest of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren, Illinois State Police investigators will examine the circumstances of a 2008 incident that led to an elderly Nunda Township man and his wife being...
Learn How to Buy Fresh Produce on the Cheap
Produce can be expensive. Fortunately, there are frugal ways to keep it low-cost. First, find out what is grown locally at your state department of agriculture Web site. Or visit localharvest.org/csa to find community-supported agriculture in your...
Libertyville Native Writes for New Cooking Magazine
If you like to cook, theres a good chance that besides reading the section in front of you, you cruise the Web for recipes and food forums. And if thats the case, theres a good chance MixingBowl.com is among the sites you frequent. If youre not...
Local Businesses Mixed on Reaction to Bike Race Return
Byline: Alissa Groeninger agroeninger@dailyherald.com ***** CORRECTION/date 7-16-09: To correct the store name in a story that appeared Wednesday, Peter Barson is the owner of the Campbell Street Bicycle Shop. ***** The Criterium bike race...
Local Schools Praise Community College Plan
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Leaders of suburban community colleges expressed delight Tuesday with President Barack Obamas proposal to invest $12 billion in such schools around the country, a plan Obama hopes will prepare millions for...
Look Good, Feel Good Helps Cancer Patients
Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Man Going to Prison for Dogfight
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com A Lombard man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison after he admitted promoting a dogfight with two pit bulls, including his own pet, during an underage drinking party....
McHenry County Considering Bailouts for Small Businesses
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com The federal government has spent billions of dollars bailing out banks, Wall Street firms and big-time corporations like General Motors, but little has been said of the thousands of small businesses...
Michael JACKSON Update
Nurse: Detectives said they found needle marks: LOS ANGELES A nurse-nutritionist who worked with Michael Jackson says she was interviewed by Los Angeles homicide detectives who told her that needle marks were found on the pop singers body. Cherilyn...
Monitor Closely the Coming Windfall
Bedford Falls, here we come. We hope. To hear some politicians talk, the recession-weary cities and towns of Illinois are about to be transformed by a $31 billion torrent of state spending. But, for each community, it remains to be seen whether...
Mural Brings Library's Children's Department to Life
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent By Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Elephants, giraffes and monkeys, oh my. A near life-size mural in the Kids Department at the Mount Prospect Public Library features these and...
New Board Members Appointed - but Not without Some Drama
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake County Board returned to its full roster of 23 members Tuesday night by appointing three new commissioners but not without a bit of political intrigue. One veteran county board member...
New Debate Growing over Garden Plots
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com It turns out gardeners arent the only ones opposed to moving some of Napervilles garden plots to the south side of town. Some residents near DuPage River Park say putting garden plots close to their...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Fire damages laundromat: Sparks from a dryer spread through a vent system, causing a fire and an estimated $50,000 damage to a Hoffman Estates laundromat. Crews were called at 9:12 a.m. Monday to the Leisure Time Laundromat at 2332 Hassell Road,...
Now Pressure's on the New Guy
So the Blackhawks have a new GM today in Stan Bowman. Im not so sure what Dale Tallon did wrong to get demoted, but president John McDonough and chairman Rocky Wirtz obviously have their reasons. Was it the mistake made in sending out those qualifying...
Officials Resist Adding Hubble Site to Special Downtown Zone
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com Fearful that future tenants at the former Hubble Middle School site could gain a property tax advantage over shops and restaurants in downtown Wheaton, one business group is urging city council members...
Off the Wires
Los Angeles police say "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor LeVar Burton, 52, was involved in a five-car accident but wasnt seriously injured. Detective Judy Acosta says Burtons 2006 Mercedes was on Beverly Boulevard in West Los Angeles at about...
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Mary Anne Ogilvie a longtime resident of Gurnee Funeral services for Mary Anne Ogilvie, 82, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 16, at the Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031. Interment will follow in Northshore Garden...
Once-Weekly Trash Pickup in Arlington Hts.? Village Also Already Thinking about Switching to Carts in 2011
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com To you it might just be a bag of garbage, but a looming need to negotiate a new solid waste contract makes your trash an issue for the Arlington Heights village board. Major questions include whether...
Only Surprise Is That This Took So Long
As was the case with Denis Savard, Dale Tallon should have never had the job. And as was the case with Savard, John McDonough had only so much patience with so much incompetence. The real surprise is that the team president waited as long as...
On the Tee PGA Tour LPGA Tour Champions Tour
British Open Site: Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, Turnberry, Scotland. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Turnberry, Ailsa Course (7,204 yards, par 70). Purse: $6.82 million. Winners share: $1.22 million. Television: TNT...
Palatine: Two Cases of Emerald Ash Borer Found
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com The day Palatine officials knew would come has arrived. The village has confirmed its first two cases of tree- eating emerald ash borer, leading Public Works Director Andy Radetski to offer a grim...
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Astrid W. Petersen Astrid W. Petersen, 94, a resident of Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream since 2005, and formerly of Glen Ellyn for 55 years, died Sunday, July 12. She was born on August 10, 1914, at home in Chicago to Carl and Ida Worgren. As...
Peterson Attorneys to Challenge Hearsay Law
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com Hoping to thwart prosecutors, Drew Petersons lawyers said Tuesday they will challenge a new "beyond the grave" hearsay law nicknamed after the former Bolingbrook police sergeant....
Police Reports
Batavia * A juvenile was charged with criminal trespass at 5:48 p.m. July 7, according to a police report. Police say they found him lighting a paper cup and a stick on fire next to Alice Gustafson Elementary School, 905 Carlisle Road. * An unlocked...
Preserve's Auction Has 345 Items Up for Bid
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com DuPage County Forest Preserve officials hope their trash is the publics treasure. The districts Saturday, July 25 auction offers district surplus items or lost property recovered in the districts...
Ring Up the Phone Guy
When Don Zittmans 30-year-old electrical contracting business continued to struggle, he knew he had to find another way to pay the bills. Zittman watched his customer base dwindle and competitors go out of business. Then, the electrician turned...
Round Lake Park Man Charged, 12 Dogs Taken from Home
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Ten puppies and two adult dogs living in filthy conditions have been seized from a Round Lake Park mans house, police said Tuesday. Carmelo Ramirez-Alvarado, 35, of the 400 block of Washington Street,...
Safe Landing for Air Obama
Byline: Ben Walker AP Baseball Writer ST. LOUIS President Barack Obama was true to his word: He didnt bounce it. Obamas ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game barely reached the plate Tuesday night. St. Louis Cardinals star Albert Pujols...
Salary Cap Key Issue in Move
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Chairman Rocky Wirtz believes the hiring of 36-year-old Stan Bowman as general manager to replace Dale Tallon is exactly the kind of new blood the Blackhawks needed to move forward in the NHLs salary-cap...
Schaumburg's Three Cameras Are Gone
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Schaumburg on Tuesday night became the first community in the Northwest suburbs to officially reverse course on the growing proliferation of red-light cameras. But the cameras themselves were already...
Scott Hopes His Big Slump Is Over
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer TURNBERRY, Scotland Adam Scott embraces his Australian golf heritage and the comparisons to major champions whom he would like to join someday, the sooner the better. This one, however, made him wince. The...
Sears Centre Owners Want Village to Take Over
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com The original ownership plan for the Sears Centre was a mistake, the head of the arenas current ownership group said Tuesday. "Almost every other facility in the country is owned publicly and doesnt...
S. Elgin Teen Heading Overseas for Competition
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com If you ask Jessi Prinner what she did over the summer, be prepared for a lengthy answer with an international flair. The South Elgin cyclist who just started racing four years ago will be measuring...
S. Elgin Teen Heads Overseas
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com If you ask Jessi Prinner what she did over the summer, be prepared for a lengthy answer with an international flair. The South Elgin cyclist who just started racing four years ago will be measuring...
Senior Center Proposed for Wheeling's Milwaukee Avenue
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com More than one-third of Wheeling residents are over age 55, and in a few years they wont have anywhere to live unless they stay in their own homes. Thats where Joshua Wilmoth, area manager of Full Circle...
Sheriff Seeking Inquiry into Elderly Couple's Arrest
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com At the behest of McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren, Illinois State Police investigators will examine the circumstances of a 2008 incident that led to an elderly Nunda Township man and his wife being...
Sheriff Won't Have to Cut Deputies after All
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com The Kane County Board voted Tuesday to maintain the current number of sheriffs deputies, but the question of where the county will make cuts to avoid a deficit for the second straight year remains unanswered....
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Cemetery proposal: Illinois cemeteries and those who operate them would have to be state-licensed and adhere to a code of conduct under proposed legislation. Comptroller Dan Hynes introduced the idea after authorities discovered a suburban Chicago...
Social Service Agency Needs Funds
The Association for Individual Development recently sent out letters to the families of more than 1,100 clients informing them that their children and loved ones will no longer receive services after Monday, July 13. Due to the states failure to produce...
Sotomayor Pushes Back Hard
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON It was almost as if the judge were on trial. Answering for her own past statements, Sonia Sotomayor battled her way through a grueling day of intense and sometimes critical questioning by senators. But there...
Southwest Checks Planes after Hole Forces Landing
Byline: Associated Press DALLAS Federal safety officials are investigating how a foot-long hole opened in the top of a Southwest Airlines jet, forcing the aircraft to make an emergency landing in Charleston, W. Va. The Boeing 737 jet lost pressure...
Students Get Schooled in Politics
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Call them tapped in. Social studies teachers Rod Watson and CJ Nemec have long sought to make politics come alive for their summer school students at South Elgin High. So, when the opportunity to have...
Sure, This Is Tough - but It's Worth It
Byline: Kristina Thorson Special to the Daily Herald * Editors note: Kristina Thorson is a pitcher with the Chicago Bandits, who play their home games at Judson University. For ticket information, call 1-877-7BANDIT or go online to chicagobandits.com....
Tallon Just a Victim of the Process
The new NHL requires front-office executives to have new skill sets. A good guess is, that more than anything is why Stan Bowman replaced Dale Tallon as Blackhawks general manager Tuesday. All sports leagues evolve, and all franchises within...