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 1, 2009

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14th Annual Hall of Fame Honors Area Seniors
Barrington-area senior citizens were inducted into the 14th annual Barrington Area Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods in late May. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Barrington Area Council on Aging, honors...
aeThe Blackest Day in the History of Our agencyAE
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com On the last day before the state budget expired, one Aurora social services agency laid off 80 workers and told 1,100 clients with developmental and mental health disabilities that they would lose...
Agency Lays off 80, Cuts Services to 1,100
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com On the last day before the state budget expired, one Aurora social services agency laid off 80 workers and told 1,100 clients with developmental and mental health disabilities that they would lose...
Airport Development Moving Ahead after aepainfulAE Year
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com After "a very, very painful process," lasting more than a year, a large part of the $29 million in redevelopment planned for Chicago Executive Airport seems closer, airport manager Dennis Rouleau...
Another Ugly Loss for Cubs
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com Manager Lou Piniella explained his decision to keep defensively challenged Jake Fox in the starting lineup Tuesday night at Pittsburgh by saying during his pregame radio show that the rookie has been...
Arlington Heights Frontier Days: Five-Day Run Opens Today at Recreation Park, 50
Arlington Heights Frontier Days: Five-day run opens today at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St. Free. Hours: 5-11 p.m. today; 5 p.m.-midnight July 2; noon-midnight July 3 and 4; noon-10 p.m. July 5. Entertainment on three stages, food, family events,...
Armstrong Ready for Another Tour
Byline: Samuel Petrequin Associated Press Writer PARIS u Lance Armstrong believes he can win an eighth Tour de France title, well aware his aging legs are not as strong as they used to be. He also is willing to put such ambitions aside if it...
Arts and Crafts
Christmas Craft Show: The Friday, July 31 application deadline is fast approaching for crafters looking to participate in Marmion AcademyAEs two-day Christmas Craft Show. The juried craft show runs Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, at Marmion...
Arts and Crafts
Christmas Craft Show: The Friday, July 31, application deadline is fast approaching for crafters looking to participate in Marmion AcademyAEs two-day Christmas Craft Show. The juried craft show runs Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 29, at Marmion...
Aurora Is Rolling toward Long-Awaited Skate Park
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com Skaters have been busting out nose stalls, rail stands and ollies at skate parks on AuroraAEs far east and west sides for years. Now long-awaited plans for a new skate park in Phillips Park near Montgomery...
Aurora Man Gets 4 Years for Molestation
Byline: Christy Gutowski cgutowski@dailyherald.com A man was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for having sexual contact with a 13-year-old Aurora boy he met on the Internet. Daniel A. Modaff, 39, of the 700 block of Colorado Street in...
Aurora Police Kill Attacking Pit Bull
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com An Aurora police officer shot a pit bull six times, eventually killing it, after it attacked a girl, mauled another dog and charged the officer, police said. Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the...
Aurora Rolls toward Skate Park
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com Skaters have been busting out nose stalls, rail stands and ollies at skate parks on AuroraAEs far east and west sides for years. Now long-awaited plans for a new skate park in Phillips Park near Montgomery...
Batavia to Light Up Skies on the Fourth
The Batavia Fourth of July "Sky Concert" will light up the skies at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4. The Batavia Fireworks Committee recently introduced its new Web site, BataviaFireworks.org, where residents can find out more about the show and make a...
Bearing Down for Charity
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Very few not-for-profit charities are started and run by high school students. Fewer still can draw on members of the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears to headline their first major fundraiser. But...
Brainerd Backers Want villageAEs Help
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com A renewed push to convert a deteriorating landmark into a centerpiece community center has the support of the Libertyville village board. How that will translate into actual progress at the Brainerd...
Braun Keeps Brewers Rolling, Mets Sinking
Byline: Associated Press Ryan Braun hit a 3-run double and scored on Johan SantanaAEs throwing error, sending the Milwaukee Brewers to a 6-3 victory over the visiting Mets on Tuesday night that extended New YorkAEs losing streak to a season-high...
Buffalo Wings Can Really Pack on Calories
Byline: Karen Collins American Institute for Cancer Research Q. I love Buffalo-style chicken wings. How bad for me are they? A. No matter how theyAEre flavored, deep-fried chicken wings provide a lot of fat and calories in a small portion. If...
Buffalo Wings Can Really Pack on the Extra Fat and Calories
Byline: Karen Collins American Institute for Cancer Research Q. I love Buffalo-style chicken wings. How bad for me are they? A. No matter how theyAEre flavored, deep-fried chicken wings provide a lot of fat and calories in a small portion. If...
Business Leaders Still Bash Increasing Minimum Wage
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com As the minimum wage reaches $8 per hour starting today, business leaders across the suburbs continue to view the increases as detrimental to their companies. While Illinois...
Call for Tough Law On
Call for tough law on distracted driving It was good to see Marni PykeAEs article regarding distracted drivers causing accidents and killing people. As a former motorcycle columnist for this paper, and now for Cyclefocus Magazine, IAEve been...
Camp Teaches Kids to Shine
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com Olivia Paczek is thinking big. The 12-year-old from Vernon Hills says she hopes to act on Broadway some day. "I love singing, I love acting, I love being seen on stage," she said. "ItAEs my dream...
Capture the Light
Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire offers his tips on shooting vivid, colorful fireworks photos with your compact, digital camera. Most compact and some SLR cameras have a fireworks scene selection that will automatically set them to achieve...
Celebrating Theall-American Burger in True Red, White and Blue Fashion, the burgerAEs Evolved into the Perfect Foundation for a World of Flavors
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor dpankey@dailyherald.com Hot dogs, baseball, apple pie. Yep, those items symbolize America, yet when it comes to celebrating the red, white and blue with a summer cookout youAEre more likely to find...
Charges Filed in Cat Case
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com A Batavia woman blamed for the disappearance of her next-door neighborAEs cat was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor theft. Brenda Scharlau, 55, of the 100 block of North Harrison Street, is accused...
Charges Filed in Cat Case Woman Accused of Luring, Dumping neighborAEs Pet
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com A Batavia woman blamed for the disappearance of her next-door neighbor's cat was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor theft. Brenda Scharlau, 55, of the 100 block of North Harrison Street, is accused...
Clubber Open: 11 A.M. Thursday, July 9, Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. North
Clubber Open: 11 a.m. Thursday, July 9, Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy., Barrington. Shotgun starts at 12:30 p.m. $225 golf and dinner; $50 dinner only. Benefits the James P. Lang Scholarship Foundation. For information, call Mike...
County Monitor Sees Progress on Political Hiring U Just Not Enough
Byline: Robert McCoppin rmccoppin@dailyherald.com Her first three months as Cook CountyAEs watchdog against political hiring have been an eye-opening experience for Mary Robinson. Her mission is to help the county get to a point where she and...
Daily Herald Photographer George LeClaire Offers His Tips on Shooting Vivid, Col
Daily Herald photographer George LeClaire offers his tips on shooting vivid, colorful fireworks photos with your compact, digital camera: Most compact and some SLR cameras have a fireworks scene selection that will automatically set them to achieve...
Death Penalty Is
Death penalty is costly, ineffective With all the coverage of our new president, an important issue has been largely ignored. The death penalty and the controversy surrounding it have been around for centuries. It is time to eliminate it on a...
Dire Fate Seen For
Dire fate seen for human services Gov, Quinn and our legislative leaders must get serious about negotiating a sensible, sustainable and balanced budget without cutting vital human services. Real peopleAEs lives are at stake. To the rest of the...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Veteran shelter given $10,000: Longtime Wheaton residents Donald and Helen Westlake have donated $10,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans to help fund a $1 million capital expansion program. The shelter plans to triple its capacity from...
Dupree Speaks Up, Leads Way
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com When she found a long-range jump shot over the off-season, Chicago Sky forward Candice Dupree also apparently found her voice. A vocal leader has been lacking during the SkyAEs first three...
Enroll Young Naturalists in Camp
The Kane County Forest Preserve District offers various weeklong nature camps, including full-day, half-day and twilight options. During the camps, kids will explore the woods and fields with the naturalist staff. TheyAEll trek through a preserve on...
Enroll Young Naturalists in Forest Preserve Camp
The Kane County Forest Preserve District offers various weeklong nature camps, including full-day, half-day and twilight options. During the camps, kids will explore the woods and fields with the naturalist staff. TheyAEll trek through a preserve on...
Even with Babe DeRosa, Cubs Would Be Struggling
IAEd like to know when Mark DeRosa became the Sultan of Swat. No, seriously. I mean, I know he went from nondescript to virtual all-star at age 31 after spending some quality time in Texas u which is a club that seems to get new members every...
Forest District Expenses Shrink
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com The cost of running the DuPage County Forest Preserve District will drop slightly this year. Officials say thatAEs partially because of a February fire that gutted the Oak Meadows Golf Course clubhouse...
Fourteenth Annual Hall of Fame Honors Area Seniors
Barrington-area senior citizens were inducted into the 14th annual Barrington Area Senior Citizens Hall of Fame during a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods in late May. The Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Barrington Area Council on Aging, honors...
Fourth of July Festivities
July 2-5 Ribfest runs noon to 10 p.m. July 2-5 at Knoch Park, West Street and Martin Avenue, Naperville. The festival includes ribs vendors from all over the country, bands, entertainment, carnival rides and more. Fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. July...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Support group meets: AttemptersAE of Suicide support group meets from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Stone Manor, 528 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31), Batavia. It is sponsored by Suicide Prevention Services. Call (630) 482-9696, or visit spsfv.org. Enjoy Lincoln...
From Seed to Plate
It would have been easier for Cindy HouseAEs family just to buy canned or frozen corn from the Jolly Green Giant. Instead, every summer when Cindy was growing up her family would buy fresh ears from the Belvidere-based Green Giant plant and prepare...
Funeral Set for Cousins Killed in Deer Park Crash
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Funeral services for the two cousins killed in a Deer Park crash early Saturday morning while returning from a bachelor party have been announced. Visitation for Alonso Ramos-Gomez, 22, of West Dundee...
Funeral Set for Men Killed in Crash
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Funeral services for the two cousins killed in a Deer Park crash early Saturday morning while returning from a bachelor party have been announced. Visitation for Alonso Ramos-Gomez, 22, of West Dundee...
Give the Honor to Those Who Make Real Contributions
"How fevered is the man who cannot look Upon his mortal days with temperate blood, Who vexes all the leaves of his lifeAEs book, And robs his fair name of its maidenhood . . ."; So wrote English poet John Keats in "On Fame." ItAEs worth...
Grant Boosts Naper Settlement
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Naper Settlement is getting federal dollars to make improvements to its stormwater system that may save it money down the road. Officials at the 19th-century history museum near downtown Naperville...
He Begged for Drug
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES u Michael Jackson was so distraught over persistent insomnia in recent months he pleaded for a powerful sedative despite warnings it could be harmful, says a nutritionist who was working with the singer as he...
Here Are Some Crafty Ways to Reuse Those Washed out Plastic Baggies
Frugalitarians take a lot of flak about washing baggies. But theyAEre so easy to wash and reuse itAEs a shame to throw them away. TheyAEre perfect to use for organizing and to keep things dry. You can put often-used recipes inside a baggie. The recipe...
If You canAEt Make Ends Meet, thereAEs Free Spaghetti
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com When some of his good friends lost their jobs thanks to a bad economy, Matt Rhead paired with his pal Joe Ryan to figure out what they could do to help the jobless who fall through the cracks. They wanted...
If You canAEt Make Ends Meet, thereAEs Free Spaghetti on Menu
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com When some of his good friends lost their jobs thanks to a bad economy, Matt Rhead paired with his pal Joe Ryan to figure out what they could do to help the jobless who fall through the cracks. They wanted...
ItAEs Time for Gordon, Bulls to Part Ways
Finally it appears an expiration date is stamped on the Ben Gordon contract saga, and hopefully on his career with the Bulls as well. How long has this money matter been going on now? Since the first peach basket was hung? Almost, but not quite....
Kane, Byfuglien Rewarded with Olympic Camp Invites
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Blackhawks winger Dustin ByfuglienAEs strong showing in the playoffs was rewarded Tuesday when he was one of 34 players invited to the U.S. Olympic team orientation camp set for Aug. 17-19 at Seven Bridges...
Keep Fireworks Season Safe for Your Family, Pets
Think fireworks are safe? Think again. Every year, nearly 10,000 people nationwide are injured by fireworks, with the vast majority of those occurring between June 22 and July 22, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. Children under 15 suffered...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Checkpoint in Barrington Hills: Barrington Hills police will conduct a roadside safety check from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. near Routes 62 and 59 today, police announced. Like many area departments that are stepping up enforcement around the July 4 holiday,...
Lake Park Alum Seeks Medical Brigade Help
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Roselle native Olivia Maslon was confident her choice to study medicine and Spanish following her graduation from Lake Park High School was the right one. After returning from Honduras last...
Leave Fireworks to the Professionals
We donAEt mean to be killjoys. Honest. But there are 48 professional fireworks shows happening between Friday and Sunday in just our suburban area. If you play it safe, the worst you come away with this weekend is a crick in your neck from all...
LeTip Helps Local Business Owners, Salespeople Network
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. Send items to nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com. LeTip: 7:01...
Lisle Eyes to the Skies
Opens with carnival from 5 to 11 p.m. today and closes with carnival from noon to 7 p.m. July 5 at Community Park near Route 53 and Short Street. In between is three-day fest that runs from 3 to 11 p.m. July 2, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3 and 4....
Looks like Bye to Ben but thereAEs Still a Chance Gordon Will Stay with Bulls
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com The Ben Gordon era may already be over in Chicago. At 11:01 p.m. Tuesday, the BullsAE leading scorer for the past four seasons became an unrestricted free agent. After the leagueAEs negotiating period...
Man Challenging ElginAEs Parking Ticket Appeal Process
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com Have you been slapped with a $50 odd-even parking ticket in Elgin and just paid the fine instead of fighting it? A South Elgin man is suing Elgin, arguing its ticket appeal process is unfair, unconstitutional...
MessmersAE Performance in Mt. Prospect an Emotional One
Wayne and Kathleen Messmer headlined last weekAEs concert of the Mount Prospect Community Band, as they have done for the last 10 years. They drew hundreds of listeners, who gathered on their lawn chairs around the Veterans Memorial Band Shell in...
Meth Raid Leads to Evacuations
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com A police raid on a Wauconda apartment to uncover a methamphetamine lab also included a visit from a bomb squad, the evacuation of nearby buildings and closure of a stretch of Route 176, officials said Tuesday....
Mixed-Martial Arts at Bartlett Sports Bar?
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Forget off-track betting, drink specials or a free buffet: A Bartlett bar owner wants to boost business by hosting mixed-martial arts fights. "In this economy, youAEve got to do everything you can...
Mt. Prospect Wants You to Report Any Gypsy Moths
The village of Mount Prospect Forestry/Grounds division is asking citizens to immediately report the locations of recently hatched gypsy moth caterpillars. Gypsy moths were first found in Mount Prospect in 2008. This pest can defoliate many tree...
NHL Likes ReinsdorfAEs Pitch: The NHL Believes Jerry Reinsdorf Can Succeed Where
NHL likes ReinsdorfAEs pitch: The NHL believes Jerry Reinsdorf can succeed where Jerry Moyes failed as owner of the financially ailing Phoenix Coyotes. Reinsdorf, an owner of the White Sox and Bulls, has offered $148 million to buy the Coyotes out...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
***** CORRECTION/date 07-06-09: State Rep. Sidney Mathias and state Sen. Matt Murphy will hold public forums from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Wheeling village hall and Tuesday, Aug. 18, in Prospect Heights village hall. A wrong day of the...
Nothing Sizzling Right Now on Plans for Fuddruckers
The burgers piled high with your favorite toppings will have to wait for now. Many of you have been calling and e-mailing, wondering if there has been any progress on the Fuddruckers restaurant planned for the Randall Road corridor in Batavia. ...
Palatine Nailing Permit Scofflaws
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com One Palatine coupleAEs $25,000 pool deck came in a tad over budget. Jim Yadgir and Susan Bland didnAEt account for the $5,000 fine theyAEd be forced to pay for bypassing the villageAEs permit process,...
PGA Tour LPGA Tour European Tour Nationwide Tour
AT&T National Site: Bethesda, Md. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday Course: Congressional Country Club, Blue Course (7,255 yards, par 70) Purse: $6.2 million WinnerAEs share: $1,116,000 Television: Golf Channel (Thursday, 2-5 p.m., 7:30-10:30...
Police Kill Attacking Pit Bull
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com An Aurora police officer shot a pit bull six times, eventually killing it, after it attacked a girl, mauled another dog and charged the officer, police said. Police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said the...
Police Reports
St. Charles * Brandi Jo Dorn, 34, of the 700 block of West Liberty in Wheaton, was charged June 17 with criminal trespass to a vehicle, according to a police report. Police found Dorn sleeping in a truck parked in a driveway of a residence on the...
Police Reports
Lake in the Hills * Salvatore Scianna, 51, of the 1100 block of Pine Street, was charged Friday with unlawful possession of marijuana plants, unlawful possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver and unlawful possession of marijuana, all felonies,...
Puppies Develop Quicker, Learn Faster Than Humans
Puppies are born the way Mother Nature designed: A seed fertilizes an egg and a baby grows inside the motherAEs uterus. A baby inside its motherAEs uterus is called a fetus. The time when puppies are born is called whelping. Some breeds, like bulldogs,...
Quinn Scolds House, Senate
Byline: John Patterson and Dan Carden jpatterson@dailyherald.com dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Like a parent scolding misbehaving children, Gov. Pat Quinn admonished lawmakers Tuesday for putting off the stateAEs problems and warned them...
Racist Phone Message Shocks Fremont Teacher
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Weeks after Fremont Intermediate School teacher Carolyn Burno received a racially charged voice-mail message at school, the veteran educator remains disturbed by the call. "It leaves me feeling sad,"...
Reading Program a Bit Shorter This Year
"Read on the Wild Side" is the theme of the Summer Reading Program at the Sugar Grove Public Library, 54 Snow St. The program has been shortened due to the scheduled move. The last day for participation is Friday, July 3. The final summer reading...
Recall of Duty
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Ninety-year-old Charles McGowan had long wanted to return to the battlefields of Europe where he helped defeat the Nazis in World War II. Circumstances prevented it until this June when the resident...
Remembering aeBaby FaceAE Nelson
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Rolling Meadows resident Winifred Peterson still remembers the day nearly 75 years ago when she found out her uncle died. As Peterson tells it, her father threw the dayAEs newspaper onto the kitchen table...
Roselle Native: Volunteering Overseas an Aeeye-openerAE
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com Roselle native Olivia Maslon was confident her choice to study medicine and Spanish following her graduation from Lake Park High School was the right one. After returning from Honduras last...
S.C. Governor Admits He Aecrossed linesAE with Women
Byline: Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. u South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, already struggling to salvage his family and his political career after admission of a scandalous affair, added explosive details Tuesday, including more visits with the...
S. Elgin Man Challenging Parking Ticket Appeal Process
Byline: Harry Hitzeman hhitzeman@dailyherald.com Have you been slapped with a $50 odd-even parking ticket in Elgin and just paid the fine instead of fighting it? A South Elgin man is suing Elgin, arguing its ticket appeal process is unfair, unconstitutional...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
TicketsNow wonAEt use sites: Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc. subsidiary TicketsNow, based in Rolling Meadows, has reached an agreement with Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan after complaints of overly high-priced tickets to Hannah Montana and...
Skinner Countersues Paper for More Than $1 Million
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Former state lawmaker turned political blogger Cal Skinner Jr. is firing back at a newspaper publisher that is suing him for defamation, claiming in a countersuit that the company filed a "sham" lawsuit...
Some Lessons Learned from Confed Cup Run
Do you believe in moral victories? Judging by the expressions on their faces and their quotes after SundayAEs 3-2 Confederations Cup final loss to Brazil, the U.S. men are beyond moral victories. They want the real thing, and thatAEs a good thing....
State Must Help Those in Need
State must help those in need It has recently come to my attention the revenue bill to be implemented in Illinois will directly affect people I know and thousands of others with disabilities. I find the fact that many programs directly affecting...
Sugar Grove Couple Hits Big Screen in aePublic EnemiesAE
Those who enjoy old-fashioned gangster movies have anxiously awaited todayAEs opening of Johnny DeppAEs "Public Enemies" about the life and death of John Dillinger. Two of Aurora UniversityAEs own are more anxious than others. TheyAEre actually...
Taste of Lombard
Taste of Lombard runs from today to Sunday, July 5. The festival includes a parade, fireworks, music, food vendors, carnival rides, and an arts and crafts tent. Admission is free. Free shuttle buses run from Glenbard East High School, Madison School...
The Day the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Stood Still
Imagine the chaos that would ensure if a railroad took thousands of people to work but didnAEt take them home. Imagine if it happened the afternoon before a major holiday. It happened July 3, 1957, in ChicagoAEs western suburbs, and the Fox River...
Three-Day Planner
Today * A free seminar on improving your financial future will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. Charles. In "Home Seeker Seminar," learn the steps to homeownership. This free class...
Tips for Celebrating the Fourth in Sparkling Style
Sure, youAEll have burgers on the grill this weekend, but if you want to create a Fourth of July party that gets more "oohs" and "aahs" than the fireworks, heed the advice the party planners at Food For Thought in Chicago. Chef Randall Sabado says...
Turning Fruit into Firework Finish on July Fourth
Byline: Jim Romanoff For The Associated Press With so many fruits in peak season by July Fourth, summery desserts almost make themselves. Fruits are always a treat when eaten unadorned and out of hand, but theyAEre also the perfect starting place...
Under New Management
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@dailyherald.com LisleAEs 29th annual Eyes to the Skies Festival may be under new management, but organizers still promise to have all the hot-air balloons and lumberjack races youAEve grown to love. The full festival...
Wearing Thin
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald film critic dgire@dailyherald.com Even the comic escapades of Scrat, the ratty, nut-obsessed squirrel, are wearing thin, just like the ice in "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs." "Dawn" brings back those lovable animated...
WhatAEs on the Menu at Taste of Lombard This Year?
Byline: Anna Madrzyk amadrzyk@dailyherald.com The popular Taste of Lombard opens at noon today for five days of food, fun and fireworks. The festival returns to Madison Meadow Park with one of the suburbsAE biggest carnivals, a full lineup of...
When Theshooting Stops Economy Takes Toll on areaAEs Moviemaking Business
The local Illinois and Chicago film production offices are hoping that Johnny DeppAEs Tommy-gun-powered "Public Enemies" leads to a renewed burst of shooting u that is, shooting of movies and TV shows in and around the city. "Public Enemies" poured...
Where in the Suburbs Is Johnny SITTING?
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com The Paramount Theater gets big exposure in aePublic EnemiesAE ItAEs safe to say that most viewers of the newly released gangster flick "Public Enemies" will have a hard time looking away from Johnny DeppAEs...
White Sox Back on Winning Side of .500
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com As with all subjective queries, itAEs fair to debate Sports IllustratedAEs recent poll of 380 major-league players that revealed Ozzie Guillen to be No. 2 on the list of managers theyAEd "least...
Williams Sisters Step Closer to Showdown
Byline: Howard Fendrich AP Tennis Writer WIMBLEDON, England u Her 19th consecutive victory at the All England Club already wrapped up, Venus Williams grabbed a seat and watched younger sister Serena win easily to reach the semifinals, too. Afterward,...
Wir.People0701
UsherAEs wife surprised by divorce: The wife of R&B singer Usher was surprised when the entertainer filed for divorce earlier this month, according to court documents. Tameka Raymond, 38, disputes UsherAEs claims the couple have been separated...
Woman Fined for Toilet Planters
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com A Lakemoor woman who refuses to remove front-yard flower planters made out of two toilets and a bathroom sink has been fined $25 by police. Tina Asmus, who officially received a ticket Monday, said she...
World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Yemeni jetliner crashes: MORONI, Comoros u A Yemeni jetliner carrying 153 people crashed in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday as it came in for a landing on the island nation of Comoros. Yemeni officials said a teenage girl survived. The crash came two...