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 28, 2009

2 of 3 Candidates Back Police Tax
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com City finances, flooding, fixing the crumbling infrastructure and government openness are what the candidates for Prospect Heights 4th Ward see as the most compelling issues facing the city....
aeShow Some restraintAE
Byline: Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON u Top executives of the nationAEs biggest banks said Friday after meeting with President Barack Obama that they will work with the administration on its economic recovery plans, but want more...
Area Health-Care Group Backs ECC Referendum
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com A regional group representing nearly 150 Chicago area hospitals and health-care organizations on Friday endorsed Elgin Community CollegeAEs $178 million bond referendum question. In a news release,...
A Rivalry That Never Gets Old Cubs vs. Sox Fun for Everyone ... Well, Almost Everyone
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com MESA, Ariz. u The Cubs and White Sox have seen plenty of each other this spring, both in Arizona and Las Vegas. And theyAEll renew acquaintances six times during the regular season. Too much of a...
Ayers Lecture Uproar
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Naperville Unit District 203 officials say theyAEre discussing several options regarding a planned visit by controversial author Bill Ayers u but canceling his appearance is not among them. The co-founder...
Batavia 3rd Ward Hopefuls Talk Budget, Bridge, Housing
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com Third Ward Alderman Linnea Miller speaks of the vitality she thinks younger people can bring to the city of Batavia. Her opponent is one of those younger people ready to get involved. Miller,...
Batavia Runs Well at Proviso W.; SCN Gymnasts 4th
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Lake ParkAEs Dan Block looks primed to defend his state shot put title. His teammates look ready to assemble a strong season. BlockAEs first preliminary throw at the 19th annual Pirate Indoor...
Big Ten Finally Coming Up Big-Time
Please allow me to brag for a moment. As a Big Ten alum, specifically a basketball-playing Big Ten alum, I am feeling pretty good these days about the state of Big Ten hoops. Everyone is talking about how the Big Ten men got seven teams into...
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Clarence Bostler Clarence Bostler was born Sept. 22, 1912. He passed away Sunday, March 22, 2009, due to age related illnesses. His wife, Marion preceded Clarence in death in 2004. They had been married 68 years at the time of her death. Clarence...
Both FVC Divisions Should Be Up for Grabs
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com Most coaches will tell you that while conference championships are nice, walking off the field with IHSA postseason hardware is the ultimate goal. So while Jacobs went 15-0 in the Fox Valley Conference...
Bulls Have Been Tough to Beat at UC
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com The Bulls didnAEt miss a beat with guard Kirk Hinrich in the starting lineup for 2 easy victories over Detroit and Miami. But coach Vinny Del Negro plans to return rookie Derrick Rose to a starting role...
Candidates Talk about Attracting Business
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@dailyherald.com With the uncertain economy, both candidates for Glen Ellyn village president agree that attracting businesses to the area will be increasingly important. But Gary Fasules and Mark Pfefferman have slightly...
Champs Toppled
Byline: Cliff Brunt AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS u Kalin Lucas couldnAEt shoot straight for 39 minutes. He made up for those misses in a hurry. Lucas scored 7 points in the final 49 seconds, including 5-for-5 on free throws, to help Michigan...
City Manager wonAEt Take Raise
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com In a troubled economy, CEOs who accept generous pay raises donAEt go over well with rank-and-file employees. ItAEs even less popular when companies are lay off staff or cut salaries...
Congratulations, Chargers!
Congratulations, Chargers! Thank you to the Dundee-Crown High School Chargers who reminded us what heart and grit can do when combined with teamwork. After stunning No. 2 ranked Neuqua Valley, Dundee-Crown made it to the Illinois High School Association...
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Nadean Conti of Zion The funeral service for Nadean Conti, 81, will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 W. North Rosedale Court (at Cedar Lake Road), Round Lake. The Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate. Interment...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Mom sentenced for hurting tot: A young Villa Park mother was sentenced Friday to three yearsAE probation and 180 days jail and was ordered to get counseling for intentionally injuring her 6-month-old son Feb. 23, 2008, while squeezing him too hard....
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Robert Eisen of Antioch Funeral services for Robert Eisen, 64, will be held at 12 Noon Monday, March 30, at the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch, 1055 Main St. (Route 83). Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Antioch. Visitation will be from 2...
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You canAEt hold this country down long Not the banks, not the financials, not the auto industry u none of these. The real estate and construction industries u mainly, the residential construction industry u are the backbone of the U.S. economy....
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Teacher pay has outpaced revenue It is interesting again the unofficial and supposedly independent Quality Education 203 has quickly come the defense of Naperville Unit District 203, claiming the district is being proactive to cut costs and looking...
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Madigan already pandering for votes I suppose itAEs official now. In October, the Daily Herald ran a story about Lisa Madigan "thinking about" a gubernatorial run. Now that Blagojevich is gone, the attorney general has begun pandering to the religious...
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High praise for Elgin High kids I participated in the Elgin High School annual Crafts Collectible and Flea Market recently. I was delighted to find out that Elgin High students would be available to help dealers set up and break down. I really...
For School Districts 41, 88, 100; West Chicago Council
Glen Ellyn District 41 In the race for the Glen Ellyn Elementary District 41 school board, we endorse incumbents Terra Howard and John Kenwood along with newcomers Jack Kahler and Dan Smith. Howard and Kenwood have shown strong leadership guiding...
For Wheeling, Palatine, Arlington Heights Parks
For Wheeling park board The five candidates for four seats on the Wheeling Park District board all demonstrated they can do the job wel l. Given that, we endorse the incumbents u Brian Lichtenberger, Mike Kurgan and Vivian Smith u for re-election....
Fox Valley Fox
FOX VALLEY FOX GRAYSLAKE CENTRAL Coach: Abbey Tadelman (second year) Last season: 7-26 Key players graduated: C Mary Karol Returners: Sr. 1B/3B Abbie Goetsch, Sr. SS Tory Dohm, Sr. OF/C Kelly Silver, Sr. P/OF Monika Wedick Newcomers:...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Pedestrian bridge work: Construction of a pedestrian bridge over Randall Road at Silver Glen Road in St. Charles is scheduled to begin Monday and continue through November. Although most of the work will occur off road, motorists are asked to watch...
GC Pitchers Dominate Again
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Another pair of Grayslake Central juniors combined on a 1-hit shutout, as the Rams beat visiting Zion-Benton 4-0 in nonconference baseball action Friday. Mitch Tielke and Matt Murphy led Grayslake Central to its second...
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Melba J. Grieff of Genoa The visitation for Melba J. Grieff will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Monday, March 30, at the Kingston United Methodist Church, 121 W. First St., Kingston, with the Rev. Kelli Beard officiating....
Gurnee Can Still Afford Some Improvements
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Capital improvements, such as street resurfacing and buying homes for removal from the Des Plaines River floodplain, are still planned in Gurnee despite a tight budget and declining revenue. But...
Health-Care Group Backs College Tax Hike
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com A regional group representing nearly 150 Chicago area hospitals and health-care organizations on Friday endorsed Elgin Community CollegeAEs $178 million bond referendum question. In a news release,...
Hilltoppers Shut out at Geneva
Byline: Daily Herald Reports Talent is trumping experience at Geneva. That seems to be the story two games into the season. For a team that didnAEt return more than a handful of innings on the mound, the Vikings sure have found early answers....
Hoping Leveeshold in Fargo Cold Residents Count on Cold Sandbags -BYLN- by Patrick Condon and Dan Sewell Associated Press Writers
FARGO, N.D. u Thousands of shivering, tired residents got out while they could and others prayed that miles of sandbagged levees would hold Friday as the surging Red River threatened to unleash the biggest flood North DakotaAEs largest city has ever...
House Votes to Increase Penalties for School Threats
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Tougher penalties for making threats against students and schools were overwhelmingly approved Friday in two proposals by the Illinois House. Telephoning a threat to a school building or...
House Votes to Stiffen Penalties for School Threats
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Tougher penalties for making threats against students and schools were overwhelmingly approved Friday in two proposals by the Illinois House. Telephoning a threat to a school building or...
How to Fix Aedysfunctional Urban sprawlAE
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Inefficient. Inflexible. And oh yes, ugly. Those were a few of the terms renowned architect Andres Duany used to describe the suburbs to more than 200 Judson University architecture students and area...
Huskies Find Comfort Zone
Byline: Matthew McClarey Daily Herald Correspondent No stranger to toeing the rubber herself, Naperville NorthAEs Lauren Clouston knows how crucial a multiple-run lead can be for a pitcherAEs comfort level. On Friday afternoon Clouston did all...
ItAEs Election Time; Do You Know How Old Your Candidate Is?
That adage about never asking a woman her age is older than, well, how old is it? "ThatAEs been a standing joke for as long as IAEve been alive and before that," says trailblazing Illinois politician Dawn Clark Netsch. And how long has Netsch...
Jury Convicts Child Molester
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com After a trusted adult inappropriately touched her, the 9-year-old Lombard girl made an immediate outcry to her parents. Walter A. Rinebold said the child must have misinterpreted...
Knee Injury Ends MartinskiAEs Season
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com Matt Martinski figured to be a big part of a potentially big year for Elk Grove baseball. The senior pitcher-third baseman helped the Grenadiers reach the summer league Elite Eight. Last spring...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Men charged in robbery try: Lake County sheriffAEs police said Friday two Palatine men are charged with trying to rob a gas station in far southern Lake County. Andrew Jarding, 35, of the 100 block of Linden Street, and Matthew Bartuch, 38, of the...
Lake ParkAEs Block Throwing Well Early
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Lake ParkAEs Dan Block looks primed to defend his state shot put title. His teammates look ready to assemble a strong season. BlockAEs first preliminary throw at the 19th annual Pirate Indoor...
Martini with a Twist
Byline: Ladka Bauerova Bloomberg News Pernod Ricard SA, the distiller of Absolut vodka and Glenlivet scotch, plans to get through the recession and pay off its debts with help from the bartenders slinging $15 cosmopolitan martinis at ManhattanAEs...
Mettawa, Wauconda Township Referendums
A cautious aeyesAE to MettawaAEs 3 advisory referendum plans Voters in Mettawa will vote on three referendum questions that are advisory only. Two of the proposals u on purchasing land west of the I-94 Lake Forest Oasis and east of Bradley Road...
Moremoney Coming
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com It might not be the smoothest process or everything they dreamed it would be, but local communities will take whatever money the federal stimulus package doles out to them. On Friday, communities in the...
More Money on Way $10 Million Extra in Federal Funds for Area
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com It might not be the smoothest process or everything they dreamed it would be, but local communities will take whatever money the federal stimulus package doles out to them. On Friday, communities in the...
More Support
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com St. Charles firefighters joined a gathering of about 50 public works employees at Lincoln Park Friday afternoon to announce a joint endorsement of mayoral candidate Jotham Stein. The public shunning...
Mutual Fund Returns Looking Up
Byline: Tim Paradis Associated Press NEW YORK u It might be safe now for investors to open both eyes when they look at their quarterly mutual fund statements. The news wonAEt be good, as it was two years ago when the stock market was still churning...
Mysliwiec canAEt Miss in Her Endeavor to Power Antioch
With eyes wide open and an infectious smile that can stretch across an Iowa cornfield, Ashley Mysliwiec canAEt hide her excitement for the challenges in her near future. Challenges such as opposing softball teams. Outfield fences, with her bat....
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Men charged in robbery try: Lake County sheriffAEs police said Friday two Palatine men are charged with trying to rob a gas station in far southern Lake County. Andrew Jarding, 35, of the 100 block of Linden Street, and Matthew Bartuch, 38, of the...
Obama Lays out Plan for War in Afghanistan
Byline: Ben Feller Associated Press WASHINGTON u This is not the war heAEs ending. President Barack Obama on Friday made clear that it will take more troops and more time for the United States and its allies to regain control of the war in Afghanistan....
Off-Beat Osbournes
Byline: Lynn Elber Associated Press The Osbourne family has a six-episode shot at remaking the TV variety show in its image. Sharon Osbourne says theyAEre more than ready for the challenge. "Osbournes Reloaded," which brings Osbourne, her heavy-metal...
Orange Crushed
Byline: Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. u Blake Griffin saw 6-foot Jonny Flynn plant his feet near the basket, trying to draw a charge near the end of the first half. So OklahomaAEs bullish power forward changed his plans. Oh, he still drove...
Pay Up or Lose out on Amnesty
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com Drivers with overdue parking tickets in Schaumburg have only until Tuesday to take advantage of a monthlong amnesty program for reduced payment. Those eligible are people with a late parking ticket...
Perry Puts Them Away
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com Talent is trumping experience at Geneva. That seems to be the story two games into the season. For a team that didnAEt return more than a handful of innings on the mound, the Vikings sure have found early...
Police Reports
St. Charles * A counterfeit $20 bill was discovered at a hotel on the 4000 block of East Main Street March 20. The bill is described by police as being very smooth to the touch and comes back as a fake when tested with a standard counterfeit detection...
Righting the Ship HawksAE Inspired Play Continues in OT Win over Devils
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com The Blackhawks have talked about raising their game to a playoff level. They got there Friday night. Turning in probably their best team effort since winning in San Jose on Jan. 31, the Hawks outworked...
Rosary Soccer Team Learns Lessons from Successful Coach in Different Sport
When RosaryAEs girls soccer team gathered earlier this week with its parents for its annual preseason meeting, the Royals were in for a bonus. Coach Kevin Callaghan invited Bill Schalz, the schoolAEs girls swimming coach, to speak about how his...
Rt. 25 at Top of Fix-It List
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@dailyherald.com Candidates for Carpentersville village trustee agree rejuvenating the Route 25 corridor is needed to boost the villageAEs economy. But they have different ideas about how to spur development in...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Blagojevich on air again: Impeached former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is again on the radio and says heAEs sought out media coverage because voters deserved to hear his side of the story. Blagojevich talked Friday to WVON-AM talk show host Cliff Kelley....
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Blagojevich on air again: Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is again on the radio and says heAEs sought out media coverage because voters deserved to hear his side of the story. Blagojevich talked Friday to WVON-AM talk show host Cliff Kelley. It was...
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James L. Smith of Mount Prospect since 1961 The Mass of Christian Burial for Jim Smith, 72, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 2, at St. Raymond de Penafort Church, State Route 83 and South Elmhurst Ave., Mount Prospect, where he will lie in...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Accident cause determined: An agency investigating a deadly boating accident in February involving two NFL players and their friends in the Gulf of Mexico off Tampa, Fla., has concluded it was caused when the vessel was improperly anchored and the...
St. Viator Third in Classic
Byline: Daily Herald reports St. ViatorAEs baseball team will be returning with a nice memento of its first spring trip to Florida. The Lions routed Central Arkansas Christian 11-0 in 5 innings Friday afternoon to claim the third-place trophy...
Suit Alleges Village Cost Mall Owner Millions
Byline: Rob Olmstead rolmstead@dailyherald.com The former owners of an Arlington Heights strip mall sued the village in federal court Friday, seeking more than $5 million for losses allegedly due to the village scaring tenants away. Ron Popp...
Superintendent Says heAEs Leaving Next Year
Byline: Vincent Pierri vpierri@dailyherald.com The man whoAEs been busy managing two high schools during the biggest period of growth in the Antioch-Lake Villa area will step down as superintendent. Jay Sabatino has announced his retirement from...
Sweet Revenge Tastes Oh So Good to Hawks
Byline: Mike Spellman mspellman@dailyherald.com You can tell the status New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur has reached in his career just by listening to the reverence in which those in the locker room speak of him. HeAEs also thought of pretty...
Taking Secret Paint Formula to China?
Byline: Rob Olmstead rolmstead@dailyherald.com At 11 a.m. Friday, David Yen Lee of Arlington Heights was supposed to be in the air on a plane to China, authorities said. Instead, he was sitting in a courtroom awaiting a hearing, wearing the never-flattering...
The World & Nation in 60 Seconds the World the Nation
Suicide bomber hits mosque: PESHAWAR, Pakistan u A suicide bomber blew up a packed mosque near the Afghan border at the climax of a Friday prayer service, killing 48 people and wounding scores more in the worst attack to hit Pakistan this year....
This findAEs a Blast
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@dailyherald.com The things some people will throw away these days. A World War II-era cannon shell was discovered in a Rondout scrap yard and set off an explosion of police response. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran...
This Scrap Yard Find Is Really Explosive
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@dailyherald.com The things some people will throw away these days. A World War II-era cannon shell was discovered in a Rondout scrap yard and set off an explosion of police response. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran...
This Scrap Yard Find Is Really Explosive Blast: Army Team Called in from Missouri to Detonate Shell
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@dailyherald.com The things some people will throw away these days. A World War II-era cannon shell was discovered in a Rondout scrap yard and set off an explosion of police response. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran...
T.I. Takes the Rap and Gets Prison
Byline: Associated Press ATLANTA u Rapper T.I. was sentenced Friday to one year and a day in prison after pleading guilty to federal weapons charges after he tried to buy a stash of machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend...
Top Teams: Wheaton Warrenville South, Glenbard East, Naperville Central, Neuqua
Top teams: Wheaton Warrenville South, Glenbard East, Naperville Central, Neuqua Valley, St. Francis, Benet, Hinsdale Central. Top players: Addison Trail: Chris Vazquez, S, sr.; Benet: Kevin Massura, OH, sr.; Billy Aukstik, L, sr.; Downers Grove...
Tough Decisions Coming
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville likes the fact heAEs going to have some tough decisions to make for playing time when he has a full roster. Ben Eager served the final game of his three-game suspension...
Uproar Builds over Ayers Talk
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Naperville Unit District 203 officials say theyAEre discussing several options regarding a planned visit by controversial author Bill Ayers u but canceling his appearance is not among them. The co-founder...
Wheaton Ties Downers North for Invite Crown
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Several of this yearAEs best boys gymnastics teams were in Roselle on Friday night for Lake ParkAEs Krupke Invitational. While the state finals are still seven weeks away, Wheaton co-op and Downers...
When Darkness Falls See the Light of Earth Hour in the Suburbs at 8:30 P.M
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com People around the world, including in the suburbs and Chicago, will be asked if they are willing to live in the dark for one hour to shed light on the problem of global warming. Judging by the list...
Whips Looking Forwardto Finally Having a Home
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Hampshire was the areaAEs nomadic baseball tribe for the past several years, but the Whip-Purs have a new, permanent home diamond and reason to believe their inaugural season on it will be a...
Who Let the Dogs out? Who? Who?
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com The Bulls have improved since adding three new players to the rotation at the Feb. 19 trade deadline. They are 12-8 since the all-star break, 10-8 since John Salmons, Brad Miller and Tim Thomas first suited...
Yu-Na Thrills, Posts Huge Number
LOS ANGELES (AP) u Kim Yu-na practically sprinted through the short program and away from a strong field Friday at the World Figure Skating Championships. With coach Brian Orser mimicking her every move by the sideboards, the two-time Grand Prix...
Zambrano Much Better Than Richard
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@dailyherald.com MESA, Ariz. u Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano was around to enjoy a relatively cool day in Arizona a lot longer than his White Sox counterpart. Zambrano cruised through his first 3 innings, throwing only...