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 March 11, 2009

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150 Years, 15 Charities, $150,000
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com The party itself is over, but money collected from WheatonAEs 150th Birthday Gala ensures 15 local charities have a reason to celebrate. Gala organizers say more than $150,000 was raised during...
2000 Pool Deal Comes Back to Haunt Gurnee
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Then Gurnee Mayor Richard Welton issued a financial warning to four opposing village board members in January 2000 thatAEs proving true today. Welton voiced concern about the concept of village government...
After Lost Weekend, Campbell, Hawks Only Looking Ahead
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com The Blackhawks are coming off an awful weekend, and nobody had a tougher time than defenseman Brian Campbell, who was a combined minus-6 in losses to Boston and Colorado. "A weekend to forget for all...
A Great Friend to Have
Linda Kalebic goes "a little crazy" when entertaining friends at her home in Barrington. An assistant manager and buyer for Savvy Spirit, a stylish, local boutique, she enjoys bringing some creativity and razzle-dazzle to her food and tablescapes....
Algonquin Official Looks at Upside of Budget Document
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Algonquin will take the lemons the sour economy has dealt them and turn them into lemonade, said Village Manager William Ganek. Ganek on Tuesday night unveiled the villageAEs general fund budget...
Alleged Al-Qaida Agent Has Day in Court after Years in Brig
Byline: Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. u The attorney for alleged al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali al-Marri said Tuesday he hopes what his client endured for five years will never again be repeated in the United States. "Hopefully, I think you have...
Americans Carve out Time to Eat
Byline: Michael Hill Associated Press Americans. Always rushing, skipping meals, grabbing food on the go. Right? Not so fast. New federal figures show that Americans on average devote more than an hour a day to stop for eating or drinking....
Arlington Hts. Budget Large Part of Debate
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com Arlington Heights trustee candidate Michael Sidor criticized village spending at a debate on Tuesday while another candidate Tom Glasgow painted himself as one who is as close as possible to being an incumbent...
A Substantial Win
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Off the top of his head, Dwayne Evans couldnAEt recall a run like it this season. "Every game has runs, I canAEt remember a specific one," said the Neuqua Valley junior, "but this one was substantial."...
Aurora Man Faces Six Felony Charges
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com A 54-year-old Aurora man remains hospitalized from injuries he received during an alleged 26-hour crime spree that police say resulted in several felony charges. Scott Pini, of the 400 block of South...
Betterlate Mail Than No Mail Efficiency May Mean Later Delivery -BYLN- by Ted Cox Tcox@dailyherald.Com
If youAEve noticed youAEre getting your mail later in the day, itAEs not a sign that the United States Postal Service is slacking off, but just the opposite: That itAEs actually getting even more efficient. Post offices in communities across the...
Buffalo Grove Aebrings itAE to Win Show Choir Competition
Byline: George LeClaire Daily Herald staff writer Bring It was the title of this yearAEs Chicagoland Showcase at Hersey High School and bring it they did. Area high school show choirs with instrumentalists sang, danced, stomped and shook the...
Candidates Aim to Develop Business in Elburn
In the April 7 election, two candidates are vying for the Elburn Village President: David Anderson and Patricia Romke. Candidates were asked to complete a Q&A; some excerpts from their answers are given below. Q. Name the three most important...
Center fieldAEs Crucial for Cubs
Q. With Alfonso Soriano in left and Milton Bradley in right, how crucial will the play of Reed Johnson and Kosuke Fukudome be? Miles: ItAEll be especially crucial, with Johnson and Fukudome having to cover a lot of ground. The Cubs have talked...
Choose Soft, Nonacidic Foods during Cancer Treatment
Q. What can you suggest for a cancer patient who develops a very sore mouth and throat during treatment? A. Mouth sores, tender gums and sore throat are not unusual during chemotherapy or radiation therapy. ItAEs important to talk to your doctor...
Citigroup Stunner: It Makes a Profit
Byline: Stephen Bernard Associated Press NEW YORK u Citigroup Inc. has been operating at a profit through the first two months of the year, according to a letter that the embattled bankAEs chief executive sent to employees. In the letter sent...
Coffee Klatsch
At a time when e-mail, Facebook and Blackberries are often main modes of communication, a St. Charles coffee shop is all about getting back to basics. "WeAEve create a warm, calming, inviting atmosphere where people can just come in to talk and...
Congress Sends Bloated Spending Bill to Obama
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama a once-bipartisan bill to fund the domestic Cabinet agencies that evolved instead into a symbol of lawmakersAE free-spending ways and penchant for pet projects....
Could It Be the Big Nine? ItAEs Unlikely, but thatAEs How Many Teams Believe theyAEre in NCAA Mix
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com Three months ago a Baltimore-based demolitions crew brought the RCA Dome to the ground. Took just 20 seconds to reduce the no-frills House That Peyton Maintained into a pile of rubble. ItAEs...
Culinary Nods Keep on Coming for MadoAEs Husband-Wife Team
Byline: Lisa Ackleson Daily Herald Correspondent Serendipity. ThereAEs no better way to describe the lifework of Robert and Allison Levitt, husband and wife chef/owners of Mado Restaurant in ChicagoAEs Bucktown neighborhood, whose culinary vision...
D-C Aiming for 3rd Win vs. McHenry
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com The sweet taste of success has left the Dundee-Crown boys basketball team wanting more. The ChargersAE accomplishments this season are many u a Thanksgiving tournament title at Sycamore,...
Defining Issue in Wheaton: Flooding
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald The weekend storms provided a somber reminder about what some Wheaton City Council candidates are calling "the defining issue" of the campaign: flooding. The issue seems to be popping up in a number...
Democrats Help Move Plan to Change Selection of GOP Leaders
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u A suburban lawmakerAEs plan that would let Republican voters choose the partyAEs state central committee was narrowly approved by an Illinois Senate committee on Tuesday. "In the Republican...
DePaul Finally Able to Snap out of It
Byline: Special to the Herald NEW YORK u DePaul set another record Tuesday. Only this time, it was something worth celebrating. Using a blistering second-half comeback and riding an increasingly intrigued Madison Square Garden crowd, the Blue...
Development Key for Elburn Hopeful
Byline: Nancy Gier ngier@dailyherald.com During the five years that Rob Swartz has lived in Elburn, he has saved the St. Gall Parish St. PatrickAEs Day dinner (a 126-year-old tradition), and opened a driving school downtown. Can he be elected...
Display Shows Generations of Antioch Firefighting
ItAEs easy to miss. Set back from Holbek Drive, glare and reflections obscure the historic items behind the window. ItAEs not advertised. ThereAEs no admission fee. ItAEs just there. Nearly 100 years of Antioch Fire Department history sits on display...
Districts Come Together to Help Troubled Students
Byline: Justin Kmitch and Melissa Jenco jkmitch@dailyherald.com mjenco@dailyherald.com Indian Prairie Unit District 204 and Naperville Unit District 203 leaders believe a proposed alternative middle school will help a small group of troubled students...
DonAEt Surrender to That Recession Stress
Do recessions make people sicker? Some studies say yes, some say no. The better question might be, "How is this recession affecting health?" Not in a good way, comes the answer. This recession u depression? u seems different. This recession is messing...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Aurora man charged in murder Jose L. Renteria, 44, of Aurora is charged with first-degree murder in the Saturday stabbing death of 31-year-old Bradley Vahl, of the 500 block of Webster Street. Renteria and Vahl were allegedly with several other...
Economy Ends 34-Year Run at Bar
Byline: Associated Press BOSTON u Eddie Doyle was the guy who really did know everybodyAEs name, at least when he started working at the tavern that inspired the television show "Cheers." To the tens of thousands of tourists that later passed...
Elgin Congregation Installs Its New Senior Pastor
When the Rev. David Williams agreed to be interim pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church, he thought it would be a temporary gig. But the Elgin congregation recently installed Williams as its new senior pastor, and he couldnAEt be more delighted....
Elk Grove Bar Can Stay Open
Byline: Sue Ter Maat stermaat@dailyherald.com Attitude, an Elk Grove Village bar on Higgins Road, will remain open after the villageAEs liquor commission found it not guilty of selling alcohol to two 20-year-olds and an 18-year-old and allowing...
Elk Grove, Wheeling Manufacturers Brace for Layoffs
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer Three manufacturers in Elk Grove Village and Wheeling plan to close plants and lay off about 360 workers in coming months due to the recession or other streamlining. Owens & Minor Distribution...
Expect Real Salt Lake to Be in Control out West Schwarz on Soccer
The 2009 Major League Soccer season is just eight days away, with the New York Red Bulls opening at expansion Seattle Sounders FC. Soccer addicts, relax. YouAEll get your domestic fix soon. Meanwhile, hereAEs a look at Western Conference, in...
Faith in Action Offers Its Training Program
Faith in Action McHenry County is offering an opportunity to participate in its 2009 Legacy training program, beginning with an initial training class April 1-3. The FIAMC Legacy training program offers a $2,000 yearly living allowance, $1,250 educational...
Fence Post
Read the fine print: Stimulus is frivolous According to President Obama somewhere around April, you should see an increase of about $13 more a week in your paycheck. That will be about $52 dollars more take-home pay a month or about $468 dollars...
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CanAEt rely just on police to keep safe I believe in our constitutional right to bear arms and that an individual has a right to defend him or herself, and protect his family and home. I still donAEt own a gun. The Daily Herald recently reported...
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Shortage of help for the disabled I must comment on the recent article regarding services for IllinoisAE disabled. It was right on! Our son will be 39 in April. In the spring of 1988, before he graduated, I took all the tours of residences and...
Fenwick Looks Strong against Pats
Byline: Bob Gosman Daily Herald Correspondent The Fenwick boys water polo team looked every bit like the defending state champs. Stevenson looked like a young team facing the most formidable of challenges. The result was a 19-5 victory for...
Fighting the Flood Will You Be Ready the Next Time This Happens? -BYLN- by Robert McCoppin Rmccoppin@dailyherald.Com
If flood survivors were soldiers, Beverly Becker would be a combat veteran. She and her husband, Fred, whose house is nearly surrounded by a bend in the Des Plaines River, have rebuilt their homeAEs interior three times after devastating floods....
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Dist. 304 candidate exits: Geneva school board candidate Moira Samuels has withdrawn from the race. She announced her intent in an e-mail to the Daily Herald. When asked via e-mail to discuss why she was withdrawing, she declined to be interviewed....
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
ECC waives ticket fee: Elgin Community College is waiving the $10 ticket fee for the breakfast with former Chicago Bull Bob Love on Wednesday, March 18. The college is refunding the ticket price already paid by anyone who has purchased a ticket...
Girl Scouts to Sell Cookies at Area Businesses Algonquin Carpentersville Cary Elgin Fox River Grove Hampshire Huntley Lake in the Hills South Elgin West Dundee
Girl Scouts of Sybaquay Council joined Girl Scouts around the nation to make the world a better place and celebrate Girl Scout Week, March 8-14. The week honors the 97th anniversary of Girl Scouting in the United States, which falls Thursday, March...
Good News for Wall St. Encouraging Reports Lift Markets to yearAEs Best Day
Byline: Sara Lepro and Tim Paradis Associated Press NEW YORK u Wall Street snapped out of its stupor and posted its best performance of the year Tuesday, finding a badly needed glimmer of optimism in the most unlikely of places: Citigroup is actually...
GorniakAEs Injury Slows Mustangs
Byline: Orrin Schwarz oschwarz@dailyherald.com Downers Grove South coach Paul Runyon didnAEt know which of Alex GorniakAEs ankles the senior point guard had sprained in the first half of TuesdayAEs Class 4A Hinsdale Central sectional semifinal,...
Governor Readies Budget Ax
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois needs to "cut, cut and cut costs" as a first step toward pulling the state out of a budget hole estimated at more than $9 billion and growing. Saying once again...
Harden Finally Pitches In
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com PEORIA, Ariz. u Rich Harden received a rude welcome Tuesday in his first Cactus League start. Hoping to ease into the spring season while facing Seattle Mariners leadoff man Franklin Gutierrez, the...
Hawthorn Hopefuls Tout Qualifications
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Hawthorn Elementary District 73 has enjoyed a fairly stable time during the last four years. Unlike many other districts, its finances are under control and no major issues dominate the agenda. ...
Hitting the High Notes Palatine High Band Gets Boost from Professional Musicians
What goes around comes around at Palatine High School. The very first professional musician that band director Raeleen Horn invited to solo with her symphonic band returns tonight, some 23 years later, for an encore performance. Dale Clevenger,...
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Dennis N. Holm of Batavia Visitation for Dennis N. Holm, 70, will be held from 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. Batavia. Born in Aurora, Ill.,, the son of Nels and Eleanor (nee Pontius) Holm, he...
Home-Based Businesses Band Together to Help Each Other
While itAEs normally considered an unlucky day, a few locals are coming together to add a little luck of the Irish to Friday the 13th, while also trying to help local businesses and the community. From 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Four Beans Coffeehouse...
Home Invasion Suspect under House Arrest
Byline: Barbara Vitello Legal Affairs Writer bvitello@dailyherald.com -CLMN- The accommodations at John AbelAEs Schaumburg home surely exceed those at Cook County jail. But the 24-hour house arrest Cook County Judge Kay Hanlon imposed on him in...
How Glen Ellyn Candidates Feel about Potential Sales Tax Hike
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@dailyherald.com Neither candidate for Glen Ellyn village president is ecstatic about an increase in the villageAEs sales tax that looks close to being approved. Mark Pfefferman, the Civic Betterment Party candidate,...
Huntley, Developer Put End to Lengthy Suits
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com The last remnants of HuntleyAEs legal fight with a suburban developer could be resolved as part of a settlement agreement the Huntley village board approved Tuesday. Under the agreement, Huntley will...
Island Lake Candidates Offer Economic Ideas
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com With the nationAEs economy in shambles and many local governments cutting staff to save money, Island LakeAEs three mayoral candidates have different plans for finding new revenue. They include offering...
ItAEs All You Can Eat at St. JosephAEs Fish Fry
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. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com. St. Joseph...
Khabibulin Might Be Back in Net Soon
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin returned to practice Tuesday and could be back in the BlackhawksAE lineup this weekend. "HeAEs much better today," coach Joel Quenneville said. "It was nice to see him...
KnightsAE Success Loud, Clear
The ear-aching roar from the Prospect "Underground" student section was a clear indication of how far its boys basketball program had come in just two years. And the large, white-clad group that helped fill the Niles North gym was ready to really...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
District 50 forum: Candidates seeking posts on the Woodland Elementary School District 50 board will meet tonight in a forum in Gurnee. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at Woodland Intermediate School, 1115 N. Hunt Club Road. The discussion...
Lake Villa Library Board Violated Open Meetings Act
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com The Lake Villa District Library board will get a lesson in conducting legal meetings after a resident complained that members acted improperly during a recent session. The Lake County stateAEs attorneyAEs...
Leaders Join Efforts to Free Des Plaines Man
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com Area lawmakers are stepping up efforts to free a retired Des Plaines airline pilot locked in a Moroccan prison after hearing about his familyAEs struggle to help him. James Douglas Willson,...
LetAEs Do More with Stimulus Than This
Is this really the best we can do with the economic stimulus package? Up to $700 million to add 30 miles an hour to the speed of trains running between Chicago and St. Louis? U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn announced Monday what they characterized...
LetAEs Not Rush to Judgment on Beckham
WhatAEs the hurry? White Sox fans want to quickly ordain Gordon Beckham their second baseman or shortstop, leadoff man or cleanup hitter, president-elect or presumptive pope. Relax, folks. BeckhamAEs immediate Sox future doesnAEt have to be determined...
Loss of 101 Teachers May Boost Class Sizes
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com Community Unit District 300 will have a difficult time maintaining current class sizes next year, when the district could be short about 100 teachers, district and union officials said Tuesday. The...
Madoff Faces 150-Year Term Lawyers Say Disgraced Investor to Plead Guilty to All Counts in $65 Billion Fraud
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK u After decades of claiming to make investments worth tens of billions of dollars, Bernard Madoff sat in a packed Manhattan courtroom Tuesday as lawyers discussed another astounding figure: 150 years. The announcement...
Man Faces Six Felony Charges
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com A 54-year-old Aurora man remains hospitalized from injuries he received during an alleged 26-hour crime spree that police say resulted in several felony charges. Scott Pini, of the 400 block of South...
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Mundelein Signs Exclusive Pact with Garbage Hauler
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com The cost of garbage removal should drop for most Mundelein homeowners once an exclusive contract with a suburban hauler begins in May, town officials said. The village board on Monday approved a...
NCAEs aeDAE Denies Upset by Uplift
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com Trailing nearly the entire first half against upset-minded Chicago Uplift, North Chicago got a lift from its recently committed Division I recruit. And Keith Ford provided that boost with more than...
NHL Standings
NHL standings Eastern Conference W L OT Pts GF GA d-Boston 43 16 9 95 226 157 d-New Jersey 43 20 3 89 205 164 d-Washington 41 21 6 88 221 200 Philadelphia...
North Stars in a Knockout
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com St. Charles NorthAEs 3-point shooting left Rockford Auburn Stars-struck Tuesday night. The North Stars trailed Auburn 9-8 midway through the first quarter before they zeroed in from long...
North Stars KO Auburn
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com St. Charles NorthAEs 3-point shooting left Rockford Auburn Stars-struck Tuesday night. The North Stars trailed Auburn 9-8 midway through the first quarter before they zeroed in from long...
North Stars Making History, and Making It Look Easy
Pressure? What pressure? When you are making history like the St. Charles North basketball team is u each win this time of year is another first for the school u it isnAEt supposed to be this easy. So much for the survive and advance mantra...
North to Launch Internet Station
Byline: Ted Cox tcox@dailyherald.com Mike North is again trying to launch an Internet radio venture. This time, however, itAEs not just his own show but a 12-hour-a-day, sports-talk station with programs featuring local fixtures such as Chet...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Easter Bunny hopping to mall: The Easter Bunny will pose for pictures with visiting children during all normal hours at Woodfield mall in Schaumburg from Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, April 11. Digital photos taken by an on-site photographer...
No Stopping N. StarsAEstring of 3-Pointers
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com When Drew Vazquez knocked down 11 3-pointers to advance in the 3-point Showdown before the Class 4A sectional semifinal, that sizzling shooting display looked like it would have to be the best shooting performance...
Notre Dame Wins with Defense
Byline: Associated Press Notre Dame has been one of the top offensive teams in the Big East. The Fighting Irish werenAEt too effective Tuesday night, but theyAEll take the win that keeps them alive in the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden...
Obama Rocks School Bus Education Policy Challenges Teachers
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON u President Barack Obama called for tying teachersAE pay to studentsAE performance and expanding innovative charter schools Tuesday, embracing ideas that have provoked hostility from members of teachers unions....
Octuplets Mom Set for Move
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES u The Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets two months ago told television talk show host Dr. Phil McGraw that she was getting ready to move into a new home thatAEll be inspected before two babies...
Officials Are Keeping Eye on Fox River
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Recent heavy rain is pushing water levels on the Fox River and Chain OAE Lakes precariously close to overflowing their banks, Lake County Emergency Management officials said Tuesday. Already, the Fox Waterway...
Officials Hope Some Stimulus Money Goes toward Flood Control
Byline: Joseph Ryan Politics and Projects Editor jryan@dailyherald.com As the waters rise across the suburbs, officials are lobbying for money from President Barack ObamaAEs $787 billion stimulus plan to upgrade the regionAEs infrastructure and...
Paul Stands Tall and Teammates Help Him out in 2nd Half as Warren Rolls
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com Watching Warren star guard Brandon Paul is always fun. But on Tuesday night in their Waukegan sectional semifinal game against Lake Forest, PaulAEs teammates were enjoying themselves a...
Pets of the Week
Assisi Animal Foundation is featuring these Pets of the Week. Adoption appointments are made seven days a week by calling the shelter at (815) 455-9411. You can find more information about the shelter and view many of the pets available for adoption...
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Shirley Ann Petta of Elgin A funeral Mass for Shirley Ann Petta (nee Stull), 82, formerly of Hyde Park, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery....
Piniella High on Fukudome
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com PEORIA, Ariz. u Lou Piniella ran into an unexpected visitor Tuesday morning, and the CubsAE manager liked what he saw. Kosuke Fukudome, playing for Japan in the World Baseball Classic, dropped by at...
Plight of Taxpayer Should Affect Raises
Plight of taxpayer should affect raises The Daily Herald reported the city of NapervilleAEs finance staff is recommending 2.25 percent salary increases for nonunion employees, the lowest in 15 years. However, Councilman Grant Wehrli pointed out,...
Police Reports
Algonquin * A Crystal Lake man was arrested Friday on the 400 block of South Randall Road. Ismael C. Olmos, 22, of an unknown address on Woodstock Street, was charged with retail theft, police said. Olmos posted a $100 bond and was released with...
Prospect Product Fields Takes over at St. Charles East
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent If youAEre a Tri-Cities high school football fan, you might want to circle the date Friday, Aug. 28 on your calendar. Not only will defending Class 7A state runner-up Geneva travel to Norris Stadium...
Quiet in Lake Forest Has Fans Making Noise
If the natives were restless a few weeks ago, letAEs just say Bears fans are bordering on all-out convulsions. YouAEre so far past losing patience youAEre becoming patients. What you see is a team lucky to finish 9-7, has numerous holes and has...
Quinn Readies His Budget Ax
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois needs to "cut, cut and cut costs" as a first step toward pulling the state out of a budget hole estimated at more than $9 billion and growing. Saying once again...
RaidersAE Best Not Enough against North Lawndale
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@dailyherald.com Summing up its entire boys basketball season, Glenbard South did more than most. Try as they might, though, it still wasnAEt enough for the Raiders to keep up with state heavyweight North Lawndale....
Residents Burning Mad over Flooding
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Linda Allamian rammed her message to the Kane County Board home Tuesday by telling elected officials they "can all relate to whatAEs probably hanging out" in her backyard these days. After all, everybody...
Residents, Cities Have Their Eyes on the Sky
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com For the first time in three days, Nick Scheri was taking a break Tuesday from pumping water out of his front yard, trying to keep it from entering his Prospect Heights home. Flood water...
Riverfront Big for N. Aurora Candidate
Byline: Nancy Gier ngier@dailyherald.com Mark Vogt, a candidate for North Aurora village president, moved to the community 10 years ago because of its appeal as a village on a river. He was raised among lakes in rural northern Minnesota. "I have...
Rochelle Ends Wheaton AcademyAEs Year; Neuqua Wins
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com ROCHELLE u ItAEs hard to say if RochelleAEs full-court pressure knocked Wheaton Academy off its game. One thing for sure, the Warriors did themselves no favors shooting the ball in the second...
Rochelle Press Wears Down Warriors
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com ROCHELLE u ItAEs hard to say if RochelleAEs full-court pressure knocked Wheaton Academy off its game. One thing for sure, the Warriors did themselves no favors shooting the ball in the second...
Saints Pick GenevaAEs Fields as New Coach
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent If youAEre a Tri-Cities high school football fan, you might want to circle the date Friday, Aug. 28 on your calendar. Not only will defending Class 7A state runner-up Geneva travel to Norris Stadium...
Schillerstrom: Law Should Cover All Boards
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom said he will "march to Springfield" to get the law changed if any new ethics rules donAEt apply to the dozens of boards and commissions he appoints....
School Officials Accused of Stealing Federal Money
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@dailyherald.com A member of the North Chicago Unit District 187 school board and a district employee have been charged with falsifying documents in a federal program designed to help underprivileged schools, officials...
Scientists Search to See If the Truth Is Really out There
Want to know if aliens are real? Check back in a few years, said Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the California-based SETI Institute, which is supported by NASA, the National Science Foundation and private donations. The main way SETI scientists...