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 February 11, 2009

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aeA Small Price to payAE
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Amy Berger is going global this year in her attempt to collect a valentine for every soldier stationed overseas. The Waubonsie Valley High School senior from Naperville is in her fourth year collecting...
aeRed Bull,AE Chicago One and the Same
This is how much Johnny "Red" Kerr is Chicago. If Ron Santo played high school baseball here along with playing and broadcasting for the Cubs, heAEd be Kerr. If Dick Butkus stuck around for 30 years to do color on Bears games after playing prep,...
A Good Time for Full Review of Tollway
Gov. Pat Quinn says to tell the Illinois tollway board of directors, "IAEm on my way." WeAEll be interested to see what that means. Tollway board Chairman John Mitola said last week the board would "be respectful of (QuinnAEs) role" in selecting...
Auto Accident Could Affect District 158aes Board Race
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@dailyherald.com A Huntley Unit District 158 school board memberAEs injury in a recent car crash may affect his ability to campaign for re-election. Larry Snow was involved in an accident last month that, by his account,...
Ballot Challenges Draw COD Crowd
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com In front of a packed audience at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, several college trustee hopefuls whose candidacies are being challenged pledged to fight back. The six...
Ballots Not Yet Set in Stone
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Candidates getting knocked off the ballot over poor paperwork or someoneAEs desire to run as a write-in are changing the look of the April 7 elections in Lake County. Much of the activity has been...
Bargains for Brides
A bridal salon in Schaumburg is hosting an event this weekend that it hopes will attract the bride looking to save money while planning her wedding. Brides by Demetrios at Streets of Woodfield is hosting a Bridal Affair Thursday, Feb. 12, through...
Baseball
Baseball American League BALTIMORE ORIOLESuAgreed to terms with INF Ty Wigginton on a two-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALSuAgreed to terms with RHP Jamey Wright, OF Eric Shortell and LHP Dan Cevette on minor league contracts. TEXAS RANGERSuAgreed...
Big Picture
Big Picture Sears cuts 145 in Naperville HOFFMAN ESTATES u Sears laid off about 145 workers and closed a call center at 1163 E. Ogden Ave. in Naperville on Jan. 27, according to documents filed with the state. Sears spokeswoman Kim Freely...
Boys Basketball
Boys basketball TuesdayAEs results Bartlett 83, Glenbard North 69 Byron 54, Hampshire 47 South Elgin 66, DeKalb 61 St. Charles East 85, Burlington Central 60 St. Edward 52, Stillman Valley 48 Bartlett 83, glenbard north 69 Bartlett...
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Mildred L. Brown Mildred L. Brown "The Rose Lady," 97, formerly of Hoffman Estates and Decatur, Ill., died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at the Lexington of Streamwood. She was born Feb. 9, 1911, in Carlinville, Ill., the daughter of Walter F. and Lumanda...
Bulls Statistics
Bulls statistics (Through February 9) Player G MIN FGM-FGA PCT FGM-FGA FTM-FTA PCT PTS AVG HG Gordon 51 36.0 356-793 .449 115-277 198-230 .861 1025 20.1 35 Rose 51 36.9 363-775 .468 15-57 117-149 .785 858...
BYOB Limits Pass in Kane
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Concerns about the potential impact on restaurants and alcohol consumption in general threatened to derail new bring-your-own-booze regulations in Kane County Tuesday, but a general sentiment that some...
Camp as Well as Students Faulted
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Operator inexperience was the primary cause of the deaths of three Chicago high school students who drowned in November while attempting to paddleboat on the Fox River near Algonquin, according to...
Camp Aswell as Students Faulted
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Operator inexperience was the primary cause of the deaths of three Chicago high school students who drowned in November while attempting to paddleboat on the Fox River near Algonquin, according to...
Candidate off South Elgin Ballot
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com The race for South Elgin trustee just got a lot less competitive. The villageAEs three-member electoral board this week disqualified trustee candidate Patrick Keane from running, citing an unpaid...
Capotosto Adds to Totals as Grens Edge Conant
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com Before TuesdayAEs Mid-Suburban League girls basketball crossover between Elk Grove and Conant, the Grenadiers honored junior Ashley Capotosto for becoming the schoolAEs all-time leader this season in points...
Carpenter Takes Aebuild to suitAE Approach to Recipes
Mark Vilchis owns a 50-inch, flat-screen TV, but on weekends youAEll find him standing in the kitchen in front of a 15-incher watching football while staging an all-day cooking and eating marathon. ItAEs a family joke enjoyed by his three kids and...
Closing in on Infamy
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@dailyherald.com In front of a crowd cozy enough everyone should have gone home with either a T-shirt or a moment of "Hug Cam" videoboard glory, DePaul kissed one of its few remaining chances to get a Big East win...
COD Candidates Fired Up to Fight Petition Challenges
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com In front of a packed audience at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, several college trustee hopefuls whose candidacies are being challenged pledged to fight back. The six...
Cream Cheese Not the Best Source for Nutrients
Byline: Karen Collins American Institute for Cancer Research Q. How does cream cheese rank as a source of calcium and protein? A. Unlike other types of cheese, cream cheese is not a good source of these important nutrients. Two tablespoons (1...
Creator of Modern Forest Preserves Dies
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com DuPage leaders are remembering one of the men credited with helping preserve thousands of acres of open space in the county. DuPage County Board Chiarman Robert Schillerstrom announced Tuesday that...
CUB: You Pay Too Much for Phones
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer Most people in Illinois are overpaying as much as $575 a year for landline and wireless phone services, according to study released Tuesday by the Citizens Utility Board. The Chicago-based...
Dealers Know Spring Thaw Will Eventually Come
Byline: Eric Freehling he Chicago Auto Show may be the perfect vehicle to drive people out of their homes and into car showrooms, despite winter temperatures and even more chilling economic news. ThatAEs the consensus of show organizers and local...
Deserved Recognition
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report You know people take volunteering seriously when the guest speaker at the 10th annual Palatine Park District volunteer recognition luncheon cuts out early to fulfill his volunteer duties. "I do have to leave...
Despite Slump in Scoring, Sharp Tries to Stay Positive
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com The return to wing was supposed to help Patrick Sharp regain his touch with scoring goals. So far it hasnAEt worked. Sharp has 2 goals in the last 15 games, which would be a bigger story if not...
Did They Get Their Man?
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta emistretta@dailyherald.com A man authorities believe is connected to a string of armed robberies in Schaumburg and Streamwood last summer is being held in DuPage County jail on a $1 million bond. Dennis D. Manning...
Dist. 200 Finances Reach Critical Stage
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com An advisory panel is expected to offer suggestions for how Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 can reduce a projected $14 million budget deficit. The district already was facing a multimillion-dollar...
Dist. 203 Set to Announce Fate of New Superintendent
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@dailyherald.com Naperville Unit District 203 board members refused to publicly discuss controversy over their pick for superintendent Tuesday night after meeting in closed session for just over three hours. Board...
Domestic Violence Agency Benefits from Wings
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Supporters of an agency that shelters domestic abuse victims found a perfect metaphor for their services: wings, as in the tasty, honey barbecued variety served up by Buffalo Wild Wings in Hoffman...
Donate Toys, Books, Music Supplies for New Orleans Trip
Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Dudzinski Helps Kanelandpush Record over .500
Byline: Daily Herald reports Dave Dudzinski led KanelandAEs boys basketball team with 15 points Tuesday in a 56-34 win over Marengo. The Knights improved to 11-10 overall and 4-7 in the WSC. South Elgin 66, DeKalb 61: DeKalb 6-foot-11 junior...
Earnhardt Jr. Now in driverAEs Seat out of Car, Too
Byline: Mark Long AP Sports Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. u Dale Earnhardt Jr. never wanted to be the voice of NASCAR, the one getting all the questions and shouldering the responsibility for speaking for teammates, colleagues and everyone else in...
ECC Honors Alums during 11th Annual FoundersAE Day Event
Elgin Community College alumni Robert Gilliam and Valerie Spurlock along with Batavia businessman John Kluber were honored during the 11th annual FoundersAE Day Brunch at Elgin Community College. The Jan. 25 event, sponsored by the ECC Foundation,...
Elgin Avenges Earlier Loss to Sabres
Byline: Jen LaPorte jlaporte@dailyherald.com Looking to avenge a January 20 home loss to Streamwood, the Elgin girls basketball team stormed into the SabresAE Senior Night with payback on the brain. While the start to both games was nearly indentical,...
End of Game Gives Rose a Headache
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Derrick Rose took a shoulder to the chin from Detroit power forward Antonio McDyess in the final seconds of TuesdayAEs wild comeback victory. He left the court in obvious discomfort, but Bulls coach...
Falcons Come Back to Defeat Tigers
Byline: Daily Herald Reports You never know who might lead Wheaton North in scoring, but you can count on all the Falcons to be tough defensively. That defense helped the host Falcons come from behind to defeat cross-town rival WW South 43-34...
Fate of Aethe listAE
Byline: Ronald Blum AP Baseball Writer NEW YORK u So who are the other 103? Alex Rodriguez turned out to be just one name on the infamous list of players who tested positive for banned drugs during baseballAEs anonymous survey in 2003. Will more...
Fault Assessed in Fox River Drownings
Byline: Charles Keeshan ckeeshan@dailyherald.com Operator inexperience was the primary cause of the deaths of three Chicago high school students who drowned in November while attempting to paddleboat on the Fox River near Algonquin, according to...
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Fence Post
Northwest suburbs need more bike lanes I just finished reading Saturday Soapbox "Hurray for Hoffman EstatesAE bike plan" and I was wondering a why arenAEt all the mayors in the Northwest suburbs considering bike routes and bike lanes? My husband...
Fence Post
No time to quit on kids health program This is a response to Dan MilinkoAEs letter (Fence Post, Jan. 30) concerning the State ChildrenAEs Health Insurance Program and his disagreements with Lori ReissAEs letter of Jan. 24. While Mr. Milinko raises...
Fence Post
Why rush to approve redevelopment pact? Could it be an election is coming? Lake Zurich Mayor Tolomei is at it again. There is an apparent race by Mr. Tolomei and certain village board members to get a contract with ESG approved for the downtown...
Fence Post
Red-light cameras all about safety While they are becoming more commonplace, photo-enforced cameras are not popular. However, a recent Saturday Soapbox entry implying that they are set up as a moneymaker for municipalities primarily over safety...
First Lady of Vogue
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK u ItAEs official: Michelle Obama is the first lady of American fashion, appearing on the cover of the March issue of Vogue. Every first lady since Lou Hoover u save Bess Truman u has been featured in the high-fashion...
Fleming canAEt Rally Panthers to Win
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@dailyherald.com A win may be a win, but BartlettAEs boys basketball team definitely had a preferred side of the scoreboard Tuesday night. So while an 83-69 nonconference victory over Glenbard North in Carol Stream...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
GirlsAE lacrosse registration: The St. Charles girls co-op high school lacrosse team will hold general registration for all players from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the lower level meeting room at the St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave. The...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
LincolnAEs 200 birthday party: Community members are invited to celebrate Abraham LincolnAEs 200th birthday in style 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, at the Gail Borden Library, 270 North Grove Ave., Elgin. The Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra, together...
Fremd Music Association Benefit: The Sixth Annual Band Benefit Dinner Starts At
Fremd Music Association benefit: The sixth annual band benefit dinner starts at 5 p.m. today at Fremd High School. Catered dinner and a cash raffle from 5 to 6:50 p.m. in the cafeteria followed by a Fremd band concert at 7 p.m. in the Kolze Auditorium....
From Hope to Catastrophe, America Ends Fairy Tale
Catastrophe, mind you. So much for the president who in his inaugural address two weeks earlier declared "we have chosen hope over fear." Until, that is, you need fear to pass a bill. And so much for the promise to banish the money changers and...
From the Armed Services
* Air Force Airman Pratul B. Patel graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values, and military customs and courtesies;...
Gators Clinch a Share of Valley
Byline: Dave Hess Daily Herald Correspondent Maybe it was revenge. Perhaps it was Senior Night, or maybe it was the fact a win would give Crystal Lake South a slice of the Fox Valley Conference Valley Division girls basketball championship. ...
Glen Ellyn Considers Sales Tax Hike to Ease Deficit
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@dailyherald.com With the prospect of a looming budget deficit and layoffs, Glen Ellyn Village Manager Steve Jones is proposing an increase in the municipal sales tax. The 1 percentage point increase u from 7.25 percent...
Glen Ellyn President Talks about Future
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@dailyherald.com Glen Ellyn saw many big projects last year and will likely have more this year, but the village is facing the same economic problems as the rest of the country, Village President Vicky Hase said. "Despite...
GM Aeturns corner,AE Slashes 10,000 Jobs
Byline: Jeff Green Bloomberg News In an effort slash costs, prove its viability and keep $13.4 billion in government loans, General Motors Corp., the largest U.S. automaker, said Tuesday it will cut 10,000 salaried jobs globally and reduce pay by...
Good Deeds, Great People
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@dailyherald.com If thereAEs one place the Hearts of Gold winners didnAEt expect to be, it was in a ballroom with hundreds of formally dressed people sipping wine and cutting dark chocolate and raspberry mousse. After...
Hawks Power Past Storm
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com If thereAEs one thing the Bartlett girls basketball team continues to prove itAEs that the Hawks never, ever feel theyAEre out of a game. Just three days after pressing undefeated Geneva to the limit...
Hoffman Heads to Wheeling for Title Clash
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com Wheeling High School will play host to the Mid-Suburban League girls basketball championship today at 7:30 p.m. for the first time in the gameAEs 36-year history. The Class 4A state-ranked and MSL East...
I Brownies My Love Affair with Fudgy Treats
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor dpankey@dailyherald.con Before my sons came along, before I married my husband, even before the string of boyfriends through the years, I had another great love of my life: brownies. It started...
Is One Fiscal Watchdog Enough?
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Talk about killing the messenger. State Comptroller Dan Hynes has lately been the bearer of bad budget news. And if one Buffalo Grove lawmaker gets his way, Illinoisans will get a chance...
Israeli Election Too Close to Call
Byline: Associated Press JERUSALEM u Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and hard-line rival Benjamin Netanyahu both claimed victory Tuesday in IsraelAEs parliamentary election but official results suggested the race was too close to call. Right-wing...
Jaycees to Hold a Social for Prospective Members
The Hampshire-Burlington Jaycees would like to invite prospective members to a membership social Thursday, Feb. 12, at Corkshire Pub in Hampshire. The event takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. after the general membership meeting. Prospective members...
Jordan Addresses His Moves
Byline: Mike Cranston AP Sports Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. u Michael JordanAEs resume as an executive has long been tarnished by the name Kwame Brown, his much-maligned choice with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2001 draft when Jordan ran the Washington...
Kaneland Represented at All-State Music Conference
Kaneland High School senior Samantha Eichelberger recently performed in an all-state chorus in Peoria, but her greater singing challenge will come next month. Samantha has snagged the part of the lovely Belle in "Beauty and the Beast." The musical...
Kane OKs Restaurant BYOB Limit BYOB: Only Wine Allowed Only at Restaurants
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@dailyherald.com Concerns about the potential impact on restaurants and alcohol consumption in general threatened to derail new bring-your-own-booze regulations in Kane County Tuesday, but a general sentiment that some...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Help Grayslake softball player: Grayslake Trustee Jeff Werfel is promoting a fundraising effort designed to help a village teen play in a prestigious softball tournament in the Netherlands in January 2010. Grayslake North High School freshman Brooke...
Landfill Case Is Closed
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@dailyherald.com The safeguards donAEt satisfy everyone, and whether a potentially cancer-causing chemical will resurface in wells near a Superfund site near Wauconda is unknown. But more than five years after vinyl...
Lawmakers Reflect on Moment of Silence Law in Schools, Again
Byline: Nicole Milstead nmilstead@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Just weeks after a federal judge tossed out IllinoisAE moment of silence law for schools, lawmakers are back with a new version. An Illinois House education committee approved Tuesday...
Lawsuit Expected in Nursing Home Death
Byline: Christy Gutowski Legal Affairs Writer cgutowski@dailyherald.com The family of an Itasca nursing home resident found dead outside in subfreezing temperatures will file a lawsuit today as it searches for answers to how the tragedy unfolded...
Learn How to Coach Your Employees for Better Performance
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. Coaching for Performance:...
Leblebijian Sparks KnightsAE Big Win
Byline: Marty Maciaszek mmaciaszek@dailyherald.com ProspectAEs boys basketball team was looking to make a statement Tuesday night. The Knights (15-6) did so by avenging a regional final loss last season with a 70-50 nonconference victory at Evanston....
LibraryAEs Audio Books Go Digital
Byline: Nadia Malik nmalik@dailyherald.com Audio literature has moved a long way from books on tapes and CDs. The newest offerings from the Carol Stream Public Library are digital Playaways. The library has about 50 of the digital audio books...
Lisle Wins Start of Second Half, Then the Game
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Executing a Bobby Knight axiom, LisleAEs fast second-half start sent the host Lions past Plano and toward a 62-56 Interstate Eight Conference victory on Tuesday. "Coach (Mark LaScala) had told...
LittleAEs 32 Pace Hawks to Win
Byline: Kevin Schmit kschmit@dailyherald.com A win may be a win, but BartlettAEs boys basketball team definitely had a preferred side of the scoreboard Tuesday night. So while an 83-69 nonconference victory over Glenbard North in Carol Stream...
Lose Weight While You Sleep U Just like Everyone Else
Q. How many calories are burned while we sleep? Do you have information on dietary supplements that cause weight loss while you sleep? S.Q., New Orleans, La. A. The breakdown of how your calories are spent depends on your age, body composition...
Marking Abraham LincolnAEs 200th Birthday Our Ghosts of Lincoln
Byline: Teresa Schmedding and Rick Kirby * Daily Herald Staff Writers -CLMN- Illinois may be the land of Lincoln, but you donAEt need to travel around the state to find connections to President Lincoln when there are several right here in the suburbs....
Massive Church Denied
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@dailyherald.com Plans to construct a massive church complex on the border between West Chicago and Winfield were denied Tuesday by the DuPage County Board. Wheaton-based Church of the Resurrection wanted to build...
Mayoral Raceabout Casino
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com How Des Plaines spends its future casino revenues will be a top priority for the next mayor, say the four candidates vying for the job. Longtime city residents Mike Lake, 2nd Ward Alderman...
Mayor Tells Residents to Keep Their Heads Up
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@dailyherald.com Despite a work force reduction to village staff in the form of buyouts and early retirements, Hoffman Estates Mayor William McLeod said he isnAEt overly worried about the economic outlook of his village....
Melendez Coming Back to St. Charles
Even when youAEve written literally thousands of stories in your career, a few always stand out u and you sense them well before your hands strike the computer keyboard. I was fortunate last year to write a story about the motivating concert performed...
Mt. Prospect Lays out Next yearAEs To-Do List
Byline: Sue Ter Maat stermaat@dailyherald.com The Mount Prospect board on Tuesday night outlined goals for the village in the coming year in a special workshop at village hall. Wariness over the economy was a recurrent theme at the meeting, even...
Neuqua Stymies Geneva
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com Geneva has played its share of tough teams this year, from St. Charles North to Glenbard South to Batavia. They hadnAEt seen anything like Neuqua Valley. The Wildcats (24-1), the top-ranked team in...
New Chief of Schools Tapped
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@dailyherald.com Central Community Unit District 301 has selected an insider as its next superintendent. The school board Monday night appointed Todd Stirn, currently the districtAEs assistant superintendent for administrative...
New eateryAEs Menu Offers Up Chicago Cuisine
When Robin Gray was planning the menu for her new restaurant, Chi-Town Grill along Randall Road in Geneva, she tried to appeal to everyone. For those craving a true Chicago eating experience, she wanted to offer juicy Italian beef sandwiches, complete...
New restaurantAEs Menu Offers Up Chicago Cuisine
When Robin Gray was planning the menu for her new restaurant, Chi-Town Grill along Randall Road in Geneva, she tried to appeal to everyone. For those craving a true Chicago eating experience, she wanted to offer juicy Italian beef sandwiches, complete...
NFL Mom Scores Big for Localfood Bank
Byline: Nancy Gier ngier@dailyherald.com Alicia McCareins of Naperville is so petite itAEs hard to imagine she is the mother of a National Football League player. But when she throws her massive positive energy into tackling a project, watch...
Night Belongs to Red Bulls Rally Late for Win after Ceremony Honoring Team Legend
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Someone who played 844 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in NBA history, knows better than anyone that the show must go on. Absent from the United Center for nearly two months and in failing...
No Ghosts of Mary in Batavia
The seldom-used stairwell leading to the fourth-floor attic of this 19th-century mental sanitarium in Batavia reveals secrets. Halfway up the steep and narrow climb, a woman named Nellie Anderson stopped to ink her signature and the date on the...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
New principals in District 54: Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 recently named two new principals for the 2009-10 school year. Marion Friebus-Flaman, the current assistant principal at Dooley Elementary School in Schaumburg and the dual/modern...
No Surprise, but thereAEs No Rush to Hang Portrait
Byline: Dan Carden dcarden@dailyherald.com SPRINGFIELD u Rod BlagojevichAEs name has been scrubbed from state Web sites, scraped from office doors, and stripped from tollway signs. If he ever stops making TV appearances, heAEll soon be nothing more...
One Fine Frenzy
After the public address announcer shouted his name during starting-lineup introductions u and the articulate and enthusiastic lady had to shout, mind you, because WaukeganAEs East Campus gym was already extremely loud u Ronald Steward looked into...
Oyster Stew Brings a Little Love to Long, Cold Winter
Byline: Beverly Mills with Alicia Ross Although feeding your lover certain foods to unleash libido dates to ancient times, thereAEs no scientific proof to support the power of aphrodisiacs. But since most researchers agree that sex drive responds...
PGA Tour in High Demand among International Players
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. u Joe Durant and Rich Beem have been writing to PGA Tour events for an exemption after losing their full status last year. They realize this is not the best time to get their hopes up. ...
Police to Host Neighborhood Watch Meeting
Events where participation would benefit the public, such as volunteer events, social service clubs, call for donations to military, blood drives, bone marrow drives, food pantry drive, people who are giving away food, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Rain Barrels Can Make Your Life a Little Greener
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@dailyherald.com Are you looking for ways to save a few bucks or help the environment? You can do both by ordering a rain barrel from the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The 55-gallon barrels collect rainwater...
Random Kindnesses of Strangers Stick with Us
What is love but an act of kindness? Sometimes itAEs unexpected, sometimes comes from a stranger and it doesnAEt always come on ValentineAEs Day. For generations, couples have been sharing romantic dinners, cards, jewelry and flowers on Feb....
Real Lincoln, Warts and All, Lives on Today
Had enough of Abraham Lincoln? Of course you havenAEt. In the bicentennial year of his birth, Lincoln is more interesting than ever. There are two Lincolns u the one we studied in school, full of myths that we fashioned into the image we wanted...
Rose Are Red, Violets Are Blue, I like Strawberries, How AEbout You?
Strawberries and ValentineAEs Day were meant for each other. These sweet heart-shaped berries, whether garnishing a glass of bubbly, dipped in chocolate or topping creme brulee, can help set a romantic mood. Considered an exceptional aphrodisiac...
Rotolo Concert Will Help Girl Get New Wheelchair
Entertainer Jim Gill will play a benefit concert at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, at Rotolo Middle School, 1501 S. Raddant in Batavia. Proceeds from this concert will go to Allie Gagnon, a fifth-grader at HC Storm Elementary School who was born...
SaintsAE 17-0 Start Sets Tone for Easy Win
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent Putting together a near-perfect first half, St. Charles East raced out to a 59-24 lead over Burlington Central at the intermission. From there, the Saints (7-14) put it on cruise control during...