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 August 31, 2009

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Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, Patty Turner Senior...
A Civil Health Debate Democrats: Honor Kennedy with Calm Discussion of Issue
Byline: Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press WASHINGTON u Democrats evoked memories of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Sunday in calling for a civil debate over plans to overhaul the nationAEs health care system. A key Republican said KennedyAEs...
An Easy Equation for childrenAEs Health
It was lunchtime at the office, and my partner was looking thoughtful as he munched on his brown-bag selection of sandwich, grapes and yogurt. HeAEd been evaluating various approaches to healthy-lifestyle counseling over the summer physical season,...
At 40, Is Internet Suffering a Midlife Crisis?
Byline: Anick Jesdanun Associated Press NEW YORK u Goofy videos werenAEt on the minds of Len Kleinrock and his team at UCLA when they began tests 40 years ago on what would become the Internet. Neither was social networking, nor were most of the...
Aurora Central
Aurora Central Coach: Eric Cournaya Last year: 3-12-2, 0-6, sixth in Suburban Catholic Conference, lost to Oswego in Class 2A Kaneland regional. Top players: Kevin Bond, So., F, Jon Goblet, Sr., D, Nick Homan, Fr., F/MF, Peter Lentz, Sr.,...
Barbie at 50 for Every Barbie, thereAEs a Girl Who Loved Her
She doesnAEt look a day over 18, but Barbie u who was introduced by Mattel in March 1959 u is 50. We asked readers to share some of their favorite memories: Colleen Krauledis, Wheeling: Krauledis has collected about 200 Barbies over almost 40...
Best & Brightest
* Brittany Ann Diaz, daughter of Skip and Patty Lasher of Rolling Meadows, received a bachelorAEs degree from Smith College, Northampton, Mass., in May, where she was also named to the deanAEs list for her academic achievement for the 2008-09 school...
Buddy System Classes on Social Skills Helpautistic Kids Build Relationships
Byline: Alicia Chang Associated Press Thirteen-year-old Andrea Levy ticked off a mental list of rules to follow when her guest arrived: Greet her at the door. Introduce her to the family. Offer a cold drink. Above all, make her feel welcome by...
Catholic Seminarians Embrace Strict Rules
Byline: Eric Gorski Associated Press DENVER u The seminariansAE wallets are empty, except for driverAEs licenses and insurance cards. To buy cigarettes or clothes or anything else, they must ask their superiors for money u an exercise in obedience...
Chicago Police-Speak Requires Some Interpretation
The sound of gunshots doesnAEt need translation. The sight of a motionless body in the middle of the street doesnAEt need explanation. What Chicago police had to say about both of them required translation and explanation. I was just wrapping...
CIA Probe All about Politics, Cheney Says
Byline: Lara Jakes Associated Press WASHINGTON u Besieged during the Bush administration for bending to the White HouseAEs will, the Justice Department is again accused of playing politics with cases u this time in investigating whether CIA interrogators...
Compete in Video Game Creation Contest
In April, Indian Trails Public Library District was selected out of 10 libraries across the country to receive a $5,000 grant funded by the Verizon Foundation and instituted by the American Library Association. As a result of the grant, Indian Trails...
CutlerAEs Survival Best Bears Result
As subplots and counterplots go, this was a Shakespearean Festival on steroids. Imagine the hysterics when Jay Cutler returns to Colorado for a real game in 2011. Fortunately, DenverAEs not on the BearsAE schedule this year because the soap opera...
Cutler Returns to Denver, Lifts Bears to Win
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com DENVER u Former Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler got the reception he expected when he came out with the BearsAE offense to start Sunday nightAEs game against his former teammates at Invesco Field. Cutler...
Democrats Call for Civil Health Talks
Byline: Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press WASHINGTON u Democrats evoked memories of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Sunday in calling for a civil debate over plans to overhaul the nationAEs health care system. A key Republican said KennedyAEs...
Downtown Antioch Is Seeing Business Grow
As part of an ongoing project, the Daily Herald asked local business and village leaders about what kind of economic development projects were on the way in their communities. Here are the answers from Antioch Chamber of Commerce Director Barbara Porch....
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Police plan heroin forum: Elmhurst police, in cooperation with officials from York, Immaculate Conception and Timothy Christian high schools, will play host to a forum on heroin use in the community at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at York, 355 W. St. Charles...
East Suburban Catholic Fox Valley Fox North Suburban Lake NSC Prairie
Carmel Coach: John Halloran (9th year) Record last year: (12-12-3), lost to Deerfield Class 3A sectional semifinal Top players lost: Lukas Manieri (Heartland Community College), Kevin Quinn, Ari Sandoval (College of Lake County), Ian Tune...
Elgin Native Takes Top Prize with Gladiolus at State Fair
For some fair goers, like Elginites H. Edward Frederick and Larry Shultz, the Illinois State Fair is a time-honored tradition that requires months of preparation combined with the gift of a green thumb. Frederick, an Elgin native, was the winner...
Fall Badminton for Adults: Registration Deadline Thursday, Sept. 3, for Program
Fall badminton for adults: Registration deadline Thursday, Sept. 3, for program 10 a.m.-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Sept. 10-Oct. 22, South Barrington gymnasium, 3 Tennis Club Lane. Get exercise, meet new people and play a great sport. All...
Fence Post
Trucks arenAEt safe at 65 mph Gov. Quinn disappointingly signed into law a bill that increases the speed at which large semitrailer trucks are allowed to travel on IllinoisAE highways, jeopardizing the safety of roadway users. Just a week...
Fifth-Graders Negotiate Change in Milk Policy
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com What began as a school lesson in good nutrition has expanded to include democracy, diplomacy and community activism as well. Unhappy about the year-old ban on flavored milk at lunchtime, fifth-graders...
Final Round Goes to Griffin
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com The end came Sunday for one of the stateAEs top football openers, the eight-year series between Montini and Sacred Heart Griffin. Running behind a line that graduated only one starter from last...
Find out What Message You Send at Zonta
Will people react positively or negatively to certain colors, scents, music, or body language? Are your nonverbal messages sending out the message you want people to know about you? Can wearing yellow to certain functions work against you? Find...
Foreign Degrees in the U.S.: Learn Skills and Strategies to Use a Degree Earned
Foreign Degrees in the U.S.: Learn skills and strategies to use a degree earned in another country to continue a career in the United States; 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. Register at (847)...
Fortune Helped Fuel Kennedy Legacy
Byline: Associated Press BOSTON u Sen. Edward KennedyAEs family fortune not only fueled his brothersAE presidential campaigns and his eight terms in the U.S. Senate, it also helped drive the familyAEs liberal legacy and forge KennedyAEs lifelong...
Friends Host Supper to Benefit Library
The St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles, offers the following programs. For details, visit stcharleslibrary.org or call (630) 584-0076. The library will be closed Monday, Sept. 7. The noon to 5 p.m. Sunday hours will resume on...
Girls Keep Heads High
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Every year, Emily and Faythe Mayer would help their mother ready her first-grade classroom at St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb. Jennifer Wehling always used Mary Engelbreit borders, cutouts and posters...
Girls Keep Spirits High
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Every year, Emily and Faythe Mayer would help their mother ready her first-grade classroom at St. Mary Catholic School in DeKalb. Jennifer Wehling always used Mary Engelbreit borders, cutouts and posters...
Golf Course Holds a Lot of History
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com Suburban homeowners picketing the U.S. Army, generals flying in from Washington to meet with citizens and big-name politicians throwing their weight around. The 1970s-era campaign to get land from...
Guillen Says It All Comes Down Now to Twins Series
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com Sunday was getaway day across the major leagues, and the White Sox no doubt couldnAEt get away from the East Coast fast enough after dropping an 8-3 decision to the Yankees in New York. The loss...
Health Plan wonAEt Be What It Seems Now
Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead. The 1,000-page monstrosity that emerged in various editions from Congress was done in by widespread national revulsion not just at its expense and intrusiveness but at the mendacity with which it is being sold. You donAEt...
Healthy Barbecue
Byline: Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer Tribune Media Three quarters of American households own an outdoor grill. Before your next backyard barbecue, there are a few health concerns associated with grilled meat that you should be aware of. The...
In the Courtroom
The judge Cook County Judge Vincent Michael Gaughan Vietnam War veteran and former assistant public defender Vincent Michael Gaughan will preside over James DegorskiAEs trial. No stranger to high-profile cases, Gaughan also presided over the...
In the Jury Box
The six men and six women who will determine James DegorskiAEs fate include: * Male, 30s, a native of Paris, and stay-at-home dad to three daughters, he said family commitments would make serving on the jury difficult but not impossible. Asked about...
Is Bush Lurking in Obamaland?
They say the older you get, the smarter your parents get. Likewise, it seems, the deeper President Barack Obama gets into his first term, the smarter President George W. Bush gets. Hard-line liberals will never accept this. They have too much invested...
ItAEs a Blessing for All Pets at This Service
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com They were a little fidgety and kind of noisy. They never got the message to be quiet in church. Lucky was barking at Daisy. Rocky was whining at Jake. Godiva just couldnAEt sit still. But what...
Japan Ready for New Look
Byline: Eric Talmadge Associated Press TOKYO u JapanAEs opposition swept to a historic victory in elections Sunday, crushing the ruling conservative party that has run the country for most of the postwar era and assuming the daunting task of pulling...
Jurors Begin Their Journey
Byline: Barbara Vitello Legal Affairs Writer bvitello@dailyherald.com -CLMN- Today the work begins for 12 jurors and four alternates selected to hear evidence in the trial of James Degorski, charged with the 1993 slayings of seven people at a Palatine...
Kadlec-4175569
Elizabeth "Betty" Kadlec Elizabeth "Betty" Kadlec (nee Licko) ascended to heaven peacefully, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at the Condell Hospital ICU, Libertyville, surrounded by her loving family. Elizabeth was born on Sept. 25, 1916, to Paul and Elizabeth...
KennedyAEs Cancer Puts Focus on the Quality of Life
Byline: Marilynn Marchione Associated Press He lived 15 months with an incurable brain tumor, a little longer than usual for a patient in his late 70s. Perhaps equally important is that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy lived those months well u able to work...
KEY: Four Stars: Superior. Three Stars: Good. Two Stars: Average. One Star: Poor
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Booth honors ex-teacher: The new ticket booth at Libertyville High SchoolAEs football stadium has been dedicated in honor of former math teacher Irene Werner. Werner, who retired in 1998 and died in 2006, supported the schoolAEs athletic programs...
Lake to Start Charging for Processing Bonds
The price of freedom is about to go up. The county boardAEs Law and Judicial committee has approved a measure that will allow the sheriffAEs office to charge a fee for processing bonds. Under the measure, those wishing to get out of jail while...
Liberty Tops Sky as Playoff Chase Heats Up
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK u The Liberty didnAEt look like a team mired in last place in the Eastern Conference in its 77-63 victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday. Shameka Christon scored 18 points, and Janel McCarville added 15 points,...
McCain Stumps for Kirk at Fundraiser
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com The man who ran against Barack Obama for president announced he is backing Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk for ObamaAEs old Senate seat. Sen. John McCain was in Glenview Sunday to back KirkAEs bid...
Mother Lode of E-Resources Means Never Having to Say Goodbye to Library
Editors note: The following guest column was written by Millikin University communications major Tim Martin, who worked as an intern this past summer at the Schaumburg Township District Library in the Public Relations department. Martin is a resident...
Msl East
MSL EAST Buffalo Grove Coach: Rick Schoffstall (fifth year, 40-38-10) Last year: 8-12-1, 2-3-0 Graduation losses: Brian Olson (Marines), Brian Urban (Purdue), Ryan Franz, Peter Farrow, Byran Soderholm, Dan Wichmann, Joe Duda, Keith Ernest...
Noble Fool to Stage Comedy about Marriage
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald correspondent Sean Grennan is very much a married man. Chicago-area theater fans might recognize Grennan u as well as his wife, Kathy Santen u as busy actors on the local entertainment scene in the 1990s. These...
Nolte-4175254
David Edwin Nolte of East Dundee Funeral services for David Edwin Nolte, 61, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Miller Funeral Home, 504 W. Main St., West Dundee. Burial will follow in Dundee Township East Cemetery, East Dundee. Visitation...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Send care packages to troops: The Yellow Ribbon Support Group is looking for people to mail care packages to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. The not-for-profit group will bring 700 boxes ready for distribution to SchaumburgAEs Septemberfest,...
Painting a Bleak Picture
Byline: Jessica Sabbah jsabbah@dailyherald.com Robert Pennor has been involved in art his whole life, but the Bolingbrook painter recently has noticed a drop in business at the fairs where he sells his work u evidence yet another industry has been...
Pastor Moving on, Not Out
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com Now that heAEs retired, ironically, Gary Dausey looks forward to having more time to get some work done. The Rev. Dausey retired Sunday after serving Wheaton Bible Church for 43 years, the last 22...
Plenty Happening for All Ages at the Batavia Public Library
The Batavia Public Library will offer these free programs in September. All programs will be held at library, 10 S. Batavia Ave. For more information, call (630) 879-4777. The library will be closed Sunday, Sept. 6, and Monday, Sept. 7, of Labor Day...
Questions Reasoning for attorneyAEs Raise
Questions reasoning for attorneyAEs raise To the editor: According to the Hoffman Estates village board, they voted to raise Village Attorney Art JanuraAEs hourly rate to $192 per hour because "a the work needed for the Sears Centre deal will require...
Roddick Has the Sympathy Vote
Byline: Howard Fendrich Associated Press NEW YORK u Everyone, it seems, wanted to talk to Andy Roddick about his loss to Roger Federer in last monthAEs epic Wimbledon final: the 16-14 fifth set, the 77 total games, the Centre Court crowd chanting...
Schiller Ready to Go for NIU
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com The summer before his senior year at Geneva High School, middle linebacker Pat Schiller traveled to most Midwestern universities that held prospect camps. Illinois. In-diana. Wisconsin. A slew...
SciTech Museum Abuzz with Living Hive Exhibit
Like the swallows returning to Capistrano, the bees have returned to SciTech Museum, only instead of flying in they were driven over by beekeeper Ed Bell of Belfry Bees & Honey in Oswego. Bell has donated a hive to the museum. Located on the...
Slocum Holds on by 1 Shot
Byline: Associated Press One week after Heath Slocum wondered if he would even make it to the PGA Tour Playoffs, he finished off a compelling afternoon at Liberty National by making a 20-foot par putt on the 18th hole for a 1-shot victory over Tiger...
Soto to See More Bench Time?
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com It has been a miserable go lately for Geovany Soto, and now heAEs in danger of losing even more playing time to backup catcher Koyie Hill. Soto went 0-for-4 in SundayAEs 4-1 Cubs loss to the New York...
Sports in 60 Seconds
CardsAE Wainwright wins 16th: Adam Wainwright made the most of his 28th birthday, becoming the majorsAE first 16-game winner. Wainwright dominated most of his 6 innings in host St. LouisAE 2-1 victory Sunday that gave the Cardinals a three-game...
Spread of Breast Cancer Raises Risk of Return
Byline: Marilynn Marchione Associated Press Breast cancer patients with even the tiniest spread of the disease to a lymph node have a much higher risk of it recurring years later and may need more treatment than just surgery, new research suggests....
Still Nothing Much Decided at Receiver
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com DENVER u The pecking order at wide receiver still is muddled after Sunday nightAEs game, in which coach Lovie Smith was looking for progress more than anything else. "Just another step as much as anything,"...
Sugarcoated Advice Being Sweet on Sugaradds Too Manycalories to Our Diets, Heart Group Warns
Byline: Jamie Stengle Associated Press A spoonful of sugar? Americans are swallowing 22 teaspoons of sugar each day, and itAEs time to cut way back, the American Heart Association says. Most of that added sugar comes from soft drinks and candy...
Sun City Clubs
Polish American Club: The new picnic date at the Fountainview Pavilion will be at noon Saturday, Sept. 5. The picnic will be catered. Members are asked to bring appetizers, beverages and desserts. The cost for guests is $10. Call Diane to sign up....
Swine Flu Prep
Swine flu prep YouAEve bought the pens and composition books, but are you really ready for back to school? Take time now to plan how your family will handle a swine flu outbreak, observing these new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control...
Take a Pass on Tic Tacs for Overnight Dry Mouth
Q. As a DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery), I would like to commend you for the answer you gave the woman who sought your advice regarding the use of Tic Tacs for relief of her dry-mouth syndrome. I would also like to offer a comment or two. The problem...
Tax This
WhatAEs taxed ... On Tuesday, a sweeping new tax law takes effect that attempts to clarify tax rates for food, candy and soft drinks. Under Illinois law, food is taxed at a low 1 percent while candy and soft drinks get hit with the full 6.25 percent...
Test Your Barbie IQ
Barbie has been with us 50 years. But how well do you really know her? Take this quiz to find out. 1. Who was Barbie named after? (a) Barbara Frietchie (b) Barbara Bush (c) Barbara Handler (d) Barbra Streisand 2. How tall is the typical...
The Blotter
Barrington * Thieves stole four hub caps from a 2007 Ford van in a business parking lot at 317 W. Northwest Hwy. overnight Aug. 20-21. * Burglars broke into a 2002 Mitsubishi Montero at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Aug....
The Blotter
Des Plaines * Terrell D. Horton, 19, of the 2400 block of West Artesian Street, Chicago, and Jose A. Guarneros, 21, of the 0-100 block of West Shakespeare, Chicago, were arrested around 10:45 p.m. Aug. 22 on the 100 block of North River Road. Reports...
The Blotter
Arlington Heights * Vandals poured light blue paint on a green 2006 Scion XB in the underground public parking garage, 35 S. Evergreen, between 2:15 and 4 p.m. Aug. 24. The paint covered the roof, hood, windshield, front bumper and a driverAEs-side...
The Briefs
The briefs Palatine Library says pick a card, any card The Palatine library is encouraging residents who donAEt have library cards to sign up for one, or it will replace a lost card for free, during September. As well, it is looking for the...
The Briefs
Elgin club welcomes its new members The Elgin Junior WomanAEs Club will host its general meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at First Federal Savings Bank, 325 S. Randall Road, Elgin. The club is open to any woman ages 18 or older wanting to...
The Cradle Raises Funds at Arlington Park Your News
The sun shone brilliantly on Arlington Park for The Cradle AssociatesAE ninth annual A Day at the Races fundraiser. More than 270 guests of all ages enjoyed an afternoon of horse racing, food and fun activities while helping to generate more than $36,000...
Three-Day Planner
Today * Waubonsee Community CollegeAEs Adult Literacy Project is seeking volunteers to tutor students in reading, writing and speaking the English language. Training and materials will be provided at no cost. Located at the collegeAEs Aurora Campus...
Thunder on the Chain Life in the Fast Lane Boaters Get Their Fill at Weekly Blarney Island Races
Byline: Thomas Edwards tedwards@dailyherald.com Ron Silverstein always felt it: the need for speed. In his blood, in his bones and especially in memories of watching his father, Joel Silverstein, smoke the competition at "Thunder on the Chain,"...
We Need Honorable Public Servants
When are IllinoisAE politicians and quasi-politicians going to learn? If there are potential conflicts of interest, thatAEs a problem. They should be known, not hidden. If the system clearly is broken and you played a role in breaking it u or...
What a Doll! BarbieAEs Still Going Strong after 50 Years
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Trena Yarmat of Naperville has carried the Barbie dolls of her childhood through 17 or 18 moves in 30 years, and vows she wouldnAEt sell them even if meant delaying a house payment. Michelle Hewlett...
WheelingAEs Vote on Smith Was a Crime
WheelingAEs vote on Smith was a crime To the editor: I just saw a very good dog and pony show called the Wheeling village board meeting. Now I understand why politicians are not to be trusted. When Smith Family Construction came before the board...
Wings of Freedom
Byline: Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com World War II veteran Martin Bader used to build aircraft like the B-17 and B-24 bombers on display this month at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling. The 89-year-old Mount Prospect resident,...
World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Colombian leader has flu: BOGOTA u President Alvaro Uribe has swine flu and other South American governments whose leaders attended a summit last week with the Colombian leader were contacted, authorities said Sunday. Uribe, 57, began feeling symptoms...
Your News Soprano to Perform Arias, Broadway Tunes
The Barrington Chapter of Lyric Opera of Chicago members and guests look forward to an afternoon with internationally acclaimed soprano Kimberly Jones, who will perform Operatic Arias and Broadway Show Tunes, in a lovely Barrington Hills residence...
Zambrano aeopensAE the Doorfor Mets, Who Walk Right In
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com ItAEs an open-and-shut case for the Cubs and pitcher Carlos Zambrano. The nominal ace of the pitching staff got knocked around for the second straight start Sunday in a 4-1 loss to the New York Mets...