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 June 29, 2009

A Little
Byline: Anna Madrzyk amadrzyk@dailyherald.com For one magical week, a suburban park became an outpost of the Wild West, cowboys on horseback blasted water balloons to smithereens and young riders got to test their nerve on a mechanical bull. ...
AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2009 TEAM (2009 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG WHITE SOX Floyd (r) 5-5 4.45 8-7 1-1 11.2 6.94 1-0 21.0 1.29 8.6...
AL Standings
AL standings East W L Pct GB Boston 46 29 .613 u New York 43 32 .573 3 Tampa Bay 42 35 .545 5 Toronto 41 36 .532 6 Baltimore 34 41 .453 12 ...
And on the 1,000th Cross-Country Mile, She Rested
Byline: Jack Komperda jkomperda@dailyherald.com Family and friends, old coaches, teachers and neighbors waited outside the Visco family home in Glen Ellyn Sunday afternoon for their increasingly notable neighbor to appear on Cranston Court. A...
And on the 1,000th Mile, She Rested
Byline: Jack Komperda jkomperda@dailyherald.com Family and friends, old coaches, teachers and neighbors waited outside the Visco family home in Glen Ellyn Sunday afternoon for their increasingly notable neighbor to appear on Cranston Court. A...
A Promise Kept Helps Other Victims
Strength, hope and power. These are words Harper College students used to empower themselves in the fight against sexual violence. They also are words that can be used to describe Angela Rose and her efforts to help victims of sexual violence. ...
A Summer Celebration
Mundelein Community Days begins Monday, June 29, and continues through Sunday, July 5. This yearAEs event celebrates the villageAEs 100th anniversary. Assistant Village Manager Michael Flynn tells us what you need to know about the event. Q. What...
Back to Work on State Budget Former Governors: Time to Play Hardball
Byline: John Patterson Senior State Government Editor jpatterson@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Former Republican Govs. Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson say lawmakers are getting off easy in this budget fight and the stateAEs current chief executive needs...
Barrington 4th of July Celebration and Parade
WhatAEs new The "brat tent," where most events take place, is moving to the north train commuter lot at Spring Street in downtown Barrington. The Fourth of July Parade theme is "In the Footsteps of Lincoln." World War II veterans will be grand...
Barrington Shows Support for Troops
Barrington shows support for troops To the editor: On Flag Day, June 14, we joined with some adult volunteers and Boy Scouts from Troop 927 at the Jewel/Osco Store in Barrington. We have a son (Cameron u a 2008 BHS graduate) who is a Marine lance...
Bees, Please What We Can Do to Save the Fuzzy Little Heroes of Agriculture
There are unsung heroes among us. They are easily recognized but often overlooked. If heard, they are avoided. If seen, they are often killed. And they are dying off by the thousands. These humble heroes are our native bumblebees. Their decline...
Brazil Rallies to Capture Cup
Byline: Chris Lehourites AP Sports Writer JOHANNESBURG u BrazilAEs "Beautiful Game" came alive in the second half Sunday with 3 comeback goals in a 3-2 victory over the United States in the Confederations Cup final. Luis Fabiano scored 2 of the...
Car Fire Damages Garage, Home in Buffalo Grove
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com Buffalo Grove fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred early Sunday morning on the 900 block of Shambliss Lane and caused minor injuries to two firefighters. Battalion Chief Joe Wieser...
Childhood Leukemia Helped by Omitting Brain Radiation
Byline: Nicole Ostrow Bloomberg News Children treated for leukemia survived more often when radiation therapy to the head was omitted, a study found. Their five-year survival rate was 93.5 percent in the research published online in the New England...
Costco Plan Not a Cinch Sewer Lines Could Hold Up Plans
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com The bitterness of a divisive election in tiny Mettawa has eased, but residents still wonder about the Costco store that was at the heart of the debate. "Everybody wants to know, aeWhat is the status?AE"...
Cubs Statistics
Cubs statistics (Through June 27) BATTERS AVG OBA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS E Ramirez .364 .417 66 8 24 3 0 4 16 5 8 0 0 1 J. Fox .349 .354 43 4...
DeRosa as Cardinal doesnAEt Sit Well with Cubs
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The most blunt response to the St. Louis Cardinals acquiring former Cub Mark DeRosa came from current Cubs shortstop Ryan Theriot. "It (stinks)," Theriot said Sunday. The Cleveland Indians traded...
Desperately Seeking a Yeltsin
Iran is a revolution in search of its Yeltsin. Without leadership, demonstrators will take to the street only so many times to face tear gas, batons and bullets. They need a leader like Boris Yeltsin: a former establishment figure with credentials...
DuPage Towns Get Ready to Sparkle for the Fourth July 1-5 July 2-5 July 3 July 3-4 July 4
LisleAEs Eyes to the Skies features hot air balloon rides, craft show, food, a carnival, entertainment and more. Hours are 5 to 11 p.m. July 1 (carnival only); 3 to 11 p.m. July 2, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3 and 4, noon to 7 p.m. July 5 (carnival only)....
Even for Cubs, This Was One Embarrassing Loss
If the Cubs werenAEt already embarrassed by their sub-.500 record, they should be after SundayAEs sixth inning. "Rattled," was the word the White Sox used after their 6-0 victory in Comiskey Park. As always, each team came into the latest edition...
Federer, Williams Resume Bids for 6th Wimbledons
Byline: Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England u As Week 1 gives way to Week 2 at Wimbledon today, the primary story lines have not shifted since the beginning of the tournament. * Will Roger Federer win a sixth Wimbledon championship and record...
Fence Post
Exhibit to honor Korean War vets Almost 6 million American men and women served during the Korean War from June 27, 1950, to Jan. 31, 1955. Now, they will finally have their own place, their own museum in which to tell their story. This is...
Follow the Slow BOUNCING Ball New Method Helps Beginners Learn Tennis ... and Fast
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Young baseball players start with T-ball, basketball players start with lower hoops and smaller basketballs, but new tennis players usually get thrown right into their sport with regulation rackets, courts...
Food Myths Die Hard HereAEs the Real Story on Healthy Eating
Byline: Randy Boyer and Andrea Donsky Tribune Media Services Even if youAEre up on nutrition news, it can be hard to keep score on the latest super-food or the newest no-no. ThatAEs because science is still in the process of learning what our bodies...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
WCC career fair: Waubonsee Community College will host its "Brighter Futures" kickoff event from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Academic and Professional Center on the Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. The free event will provide information...
Fund Now Established for Victims of Fatal Fire
A fund to assist the Mundelein family who were victims of the May 9 firebombing that killed a 12-year-old boy and destroyed their home has been set up at a Mundelein bank. Jorge Juarez died in the flames that engulfed his familyAEs house at 272...
GroverAEs Disease Needs dermatologistAEs Care
Q. I am a 90-year-old retired dentist. Until a few weeks ago, I was very healthy and active. Then, I was suddenly struck by a very itchy body. I developed a rash and was diagnosed with GroverAEs disease. Do you know of any treatments or cures for...
Hapless Cubs Hemorrhaging
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com The Cubs hit their low-water mark of the season Sunday at 2 games under .500 with their sloppily played 6-0 loss to the White Sox. Low water? It looks more like the Cubs are taking on water and drowning....
Hoffman Estates Fourth of July Festival
Whats new The village wanted to go big this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary. So it spent extra money to bring alternative rockers Sister Hazel as the headliner. Theyll be jamming with songs from their seven studio albums, including mid-1990s...
Honduran Leader Ousted
Byline: Associated Press TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras u President Manuel Zelaya was asleep when the sound of gunshots and shouting abruptly roused him from his bed before dawn Sunday. The Honduran chief executive, still in his pajamas, ducked behind...
If You Think You Will Die Young
Byline: Associated Press A surprising number of teenagers u nearly 15 percent u think theyAEre going to die young, leading many to drug use, suicide attempts and other unsafe behavior, new research suggests. The study, based on a survey of more...
Keep Your Relationship Vibrant by Continually Courting
I didnAEt recognize the couple in the pew in front of us. Then I realized it was because they werenAEt attached to any of their four kids. Most recently theyAEd had an infant seat between them. But even before the baby was born it was rare to see...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Movies under the stars: Lambs Farm will show family friendly movies under the stars with themed activities every Friday night in July and August, weather permitting. The entrance fee of $4 per person includes activities, popcorn and soda, with additional...
LetAEs Put Underpass Where It Counts
LetAEs put underpass where it counts To the editor: I moved to Arlington Heights in 1950. Since that time I have witnessed many times that an emergency vehicle, mostly ambulances, being stopped by lowered gates at the intersection of the Union Pacific...
MAEs Win; Beltre Heads for Surgery
Byline: Associated Press Mariano Rivera earned his 500th save, becoming the second reliever to reach the milestone, and the New York Yankees beat the punchless Mets 4-2 on Sunday night for a Subway Series sweep. Chien-Ming Wang won for the first...
Movie Guide
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...
NASCAR
NASCAR Sprint Cup series Lenox Industrial Tools 301 At New Hampshire Motor Speedway Loudon, N.H. Lap length: 1.058 miles SundayAEs results (Start position in parentheses) 1. (24) Joey Logano, Toyota, 273 laps, 84.8 rating, 190...
Newspaper Files Libel Suit against Politician
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com As an outspoken state legislator, gubernatorial candidate and now blogger, Cal Skinner Jr. is accustomed to dealing with, and sometimes taking on, the press. Now, however, one local newspaper is...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Firefighters contain attic fire: Des Plaines fire officials were able to get an attic fire under control in about 20 minutes on Sunday, said Battalion Chief Randy Trost. A passer-by reported the fire at about 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at one of the about...
Paramount Theatre Announces Diverse Season
Byline: Jessica Sabbah jsabbah@dailyherald.com Comedian Frank Caliendo, blues legend B.B. King and country singer Clint Black soon will be in your own backyard. All three entertainers are set to perform in the upcoming 2009 season at the Aurora-based...
Perry Inches Closer to His Goal after 3-Stroke Victory
Byline: Associated Press Kenny Perry has set a goal of winning 20 times before he leaves the PGA Tour. The 48-year-old earned No. 14 on Sunday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn., shooting a 63 to finish with a tournament-record...
Politician, Blogger Faces Libels Suit from Newspaper
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com As an outspoken state legislator, gubernatorial candidate and now blogger, Cal Skinner Jr. is accustomed to dealing with, and sometimes taking on, the press. Now, however, one local newspaper is...
Poplar Creek Library Set to Reopen
Byline: Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com An expanded 98,000-square-foot library will reopen today in Streamwood, offering more computers, larger meeting rooms and additional study spaces. The $22.7 million expansion nearly doubles the...
Prevention Saves Money?
Byline: Carla K. Johnson Associated Press When it comes to health care spending, an ounce of prevention is seldom worth a pound of cure. Take Mrs. Jones, a hypothetical 55-year-old obese woman at risk for diabetes. It costs $900 a year to hire...
RamirezAEs Big Day Gives Guillen E-Mail Ammo
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Alexei Ramirez has seemingly been in White Sox manager Ozzie GuillenAEs doghouse all season. The 27-year-old shortstop broke off the leash during SundayAEs 6-0 win over the Cubs, going 3-for-5 with...
Ready for Any Rescue
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com In car crashes requiring extrication of injured passengers, minutes count. Rescuing people trapped inside mangled vehicles is a skill most assume firefighters and paramedics already have. But newer...
Ready to Go in Anyrescue Extrication Training Focuses on New Cars
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com In car crashes requiring extrication of injured passengers, minutes count. Rescuing people trapped inside mangled vehicles is a skill most assume firefighters and paramedics already have. But newer...
Recent Home and Property Sales Antioch Fox Lake Grayslake Highland Park Island Lake Lake Forest Lake Villa Lake Zurich Mundelein Round Lake Round Lake Beach Vernon Hills Volo Wauconda Waukegan
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. $286,000; 23459 Eagles Nest Road, Antioch, 60002; Sold on May 12, 2009, by John H. Mullan to Elrich L. King and Debra L. King. $60,000; 980 Autumn Drive, Antioch, 60002; Sold on May...
Recent Home and Property Sales Aurora Lisle Naperville
For a full list of property sales, visit dailyherald.com. $490,000; 2571 Clara Ave.; Sold on May 20, 2009, by Sumeet Mittal to Suresh B. Movva and Prathusha Movva. $429,000; 3831 McCoy Drive Unit 101; Sold on May 20, 2009, by Vastu Commons LLC....
Replied, in Kind
Yeah, Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano drilled the White SoxAEs Scott Podsednik and Dewayne Wise with fastballs that didnAEt exactly slip out of his hand Sunday afternoon. And when Sox starter John Danks retaliated by drilling the CubsAE Ryan Freel with...
Report: Jackson Still Had a Pulse
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES u Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday. Edward Chernoff also said Dr....
Rookie Rewrites Record Book
Byline: Associated Press There were questions about the judgment of team owner Joe Gibbs when he decided to replace departing two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart with a 19-year-old rookie this season. Even a rookie considered a phenom. The...
Sanford Has Plenty to Cry about Now
Spare me the tears, OK? If you want me to respect the privacy of your stupidity, donAEt expect my sympathy. And whatever you do, I donAEt want to hear about your agony. South Carolina Gov. Mark SanfordAEs admission that he spent the last five days...
Scales of Justice Not Always Balanced Where Police Are Concerned -BYLN-
Interesting thing, this whole "justice" stuff. ItAEs supposed to be blind. After some recent court decisions, one could argue that it is deaf and dumb as well. Take the case of the 250-pound Chicago cop captured on videotape pummeling that...
See Bubble Creations at Fremont Library
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Bubble Wonders: 6:30 p.m....
Shaq, Carter Trades Could Help Bulls Climb Higher in East
After a busy week of NBA transactions, itAEs worth asking if the Bulls actually moved closer to the top of the Eastern Conference simply by snaring a couple of low picks in a mediocre draft. This isnAEt about what the Bulls did in the draft, but...
Short Sleep = Damaged Cells
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service If your sleep habits are not what they could be, chances are, neither are your arteries. Scientists have found that the same molecule that makes us want to go to sleep also has a natural inflammatory...
Sox Execute GuillenAEs Plan in Key 6th Inning
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Ozzie Guillen and Carlos Zambrano are native Venezuelans and close friends. But when the White Sox and the Cubs square off in interleague play, the bond is broken. Which leads us to the sixth inning...
Sox Flip ZambranoAEs Switch to Come Away with 6-0 Win
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen loves virtually everything about Cubs ace Carlos Zambrano. Loves the way his fellow Venezuelan competes. Loves the combination of his toughness and his temper,...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Fairness for Armstrong: When Lance Armstrong and FranceAEs anti-doping agency were at odds last spring over a surprise doping test, the seven-time Tour de France championAEs return to the Tour appeared to fade. Since then, tensions have eased....
Staff Preps for Move New Sherman Hospital Will Open December 15 -BYLN- by Harry Hitzeman Hhitzeman@dailyherald.Com
If youAEre launching a new restaurant, you could have a "soft opening" to work out the kinks. Sure, the food may not taste the best or a dish might be cold, but itAEs not life or death, right? ThatAEs not really an option if youAEre opening a...
State Budget Mess Leaves Many Questions
Byline: John Patterson Senior State Government Editor jpatterson@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u With lawmakers returning to the Capitol today to take another crack at balancing the stateAEs budget, the Daily Herald seeks to answer some of the basic...
StayinAE Alive
StayinAE alive "Who left the food out? (Woof, woof, woof, woof)" If you donAEt like that Baha Men takeoff, see if this sounds familiar: "Oh yeah, IAEll tell you something I think youAEll understand For the sake of sanitation YouAEd...
Study Finds Widening Generation Gap
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u American adults from young to old disagree increasingly today on social values ranging from religion to relationships, creating the largest generation gap since divisions 40 years ago over Vietnam, civil rights...
Sun City Clubs
Breast Cancer Support Hour: The next meeting of the Breast Cancer Support Hour will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, in the National City Bank Community Room. The group will continue its discussion and planning for the 5K Cancer Walk on Sept. 26. ...
They Died for Us U a Jackson Five You Never Knew
The cause of Mr. JacksonAEs death was obvious to anyone who saw him. Really, no autopsy was necessary. It was cardiac arrest. Caused by a roadside bomb. IAEm not talking about Michael Jackson, the supposedly drug-addled entertainer whose death...
Three-Day Planner
Today * The St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., will host two concerts by Dave Rudolf today. Register for the 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. concert. Sing along to tunes about animals, jungles, birds and fish. This event is for all ages, however, adults...
Towns Team Up to Celebrate Fourth of July
The city of Aurora and the village of North Aurora are joining together to celebrate Independence Day 2009 with fireworks, food, family activities and music on Friday, July 3 on the grounds of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and Aurora...
TVAEs High-Decibel Pitchman Found Dead Did Rough Flight Contribute to 50-Year-Old Billy MaysAE Death?
Byline: Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. u Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean made him a pop culture icon, has died. He was 50. Tampa police said MaysAE wife found...
Village Looks to New Group to Spur Growth
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com Leaders in East Dundee are banking on a not-for-profit corporation to spur development in the village. The village is in the process of developing East Dundee First!, a seven-member group of local...
WaubonseeAEs Bright Futures Event Can Help You Launch a Job Search
Almost every day we hear more sobering economic news that hits close to home. Whether it is another company forced to cut employees or the continuing decline of home values, the reality of our nationAEs recession is impossible to avoid. However,...
Weather Slows Down Swedish Days
Byline: Emily Jurlina ejurlina@dailyherald.com The crowds returned Sunday to GenevaAEs Swedish Days annual parade after record high temperatures and rain kept people away for the first part of the festival, leaving vendors with more food and less...
Weather Slows Down Swedish Days, but Geneva Fest Still Draws a Crowd
Byline: Emily Jurlina ejurlina@dailyherald.com The crowds returned Sunday to GenevaAEs Swedish Days annual parade after record high temperatures and rain kept people away for the first part of the festival, leaving vendors with more food and less...
Wheeling Board Gives OK to Electric Cars
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com A few minutes after Bill HeinAEs impassioned "DonAEt kill NEVs in this town!" plea, the Wheeling village board voted to allow the Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. The slow-moving vehicles will only be...
World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Mexico detains 93 police: MEXICO CITY u Mexican prosecutors said Sunday they put 93 police officers and investigators under house arrest on suspicion of aiding the Zetas, a feared gang of hit men tied to the Gulf drug cartel. The detentions represented...