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 December 4, 2007

Animal Hospital Expansion OK'd despite Protests
Byline: Sheila Ahern sahern@@dailyherald.com Armed with photographs and posters, Clarence Avenue residents spent two hours Monday night trying to persuade the Arlington Heights village board to vote against the expansion plan for Care Animal...
Area Layoffs Mainly Hit Plant Workers
Byline: Michael Sean Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer mcomerford@@dailyherald.com Several area manufacturers are closing plants, in one case moving the work to Mexico, according to state filings. Refrigeration equipment firm Krack Corp.,...
Aurora Central Catholic Savors Perfect Start
Byline: Christine Bolin cbolin@@dailyherald.com It's three weeks into the season, and the Aurora Central Catholic boys basketball team has yet to experience what it feels like to lose. "We started 5-1 a couple years ago, but 6-0 is the best...
'Bad Girls' Try to Best 'Victoria's' Bra-Baring Beauties
Byline: Ted Cox Naughty is nice, at least on TV today. "The Bad Girls Club" returns for its second season of rhymes- with-witch-slapping reality at 9 p.m. on Oxygen. Yet I don't know if even these seven combative women sharing a Los Angeles mansion...
Balloon Twister Lives to Put a Smile on Children's Faces
Byline: Vince Pierri To the customers at RJ's Eatery in Lindenhurst, Don Kenimer is just a nice old guy who twists balloons for kids. Between bites of chicken wings and mozzarella sticks, they watch as he works the room. Wearing a white baseball...
Bensenville Questions School Districts' Motives Village Board to Ask Voters in February If Districts Should Be Taking Money from Chicago
Byline: Kat Zeman kzeman@@dailyherald.com It was close. But Bensenville Village President John Geils broke the tie by voting in favor of placing two advisory referendum questions on the Feb. 5 ballot. With only a few hours before the deadline...
Big First Step for Toews Savard Honors Rookie with Role as Alternate Captain
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@@dailyherald.com When it comes to the present and future of the Blackhawks, Monday should be remembered as a significant day. Jonathan Toews, the 19-year-old rookie center, was named an alternate captain by coach...
Book Report Local Experts Pick the Best of 2007 for Young Readers
Byline: Joan Broz Daily Herald Correspondent Do you need a little assist in selecting the perfect book for the young readers on your Christmas list? Two Naperville-area experts, Jan Dundon, Anderson's Bookshop's children's coordinator and buyer,...
Bulls' Basket Empty
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com The Bulls definitely have won enough hustle points to sit within shouting distance of a .500 record. In their past three games, for example, the Bulls have built an enormous 60-24 advantage on the...
Chamber's Ready to Go to School
Byline: Justin Kmitch jkmitch@@dailyherald.com Bloomingdale's 19th-century schoolhouse has been everything from a police station to a village hall to a Western-wear store. Now, following a $1 million overhaul, the historic structure is poised...
Charter School's First Principal Already Gone Cambridge Lakes Confirms Leader Was Replaced 7 Weeks into Its First Year
Byline: Jameel Naqvi jnaqvi@@dailyherald.com The first principal of the Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove resigned less than two months after the first day of school, charter school officials confirmed on Monday. Josh Emmett...
Chief Technology Officer Leaves Motorola
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@@dailyherald.com The woman credited with helping make the seamless mobility technology strategy the backbone of Motorola Inc. has left, the company said Monday. Motorola executives...
C in BCS Must Stand for Confused
Byline: Mike Imrem The Bowl Championship Series inspires championship-caliber observations. - At the risk of having the alumni association quit bothering me for donations - please, please, please - I have to say Illinois doesn't belong in a BCS...
COD's Muruato Nets Another Big Honor
Byline: Neil Shalin Daily Herald Correspondent Postseason honors keep rolling in for Kelsey Muruato (Willowbrook), a midfielder on the College of DuPage soccer team. Muruato, a freshman, has been named a first-team All-American by the National...
Convoluted Plot Can't Sink Spirited 'Pirates'
Byline: Matt Arado "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (two-disc limited edition) - "At World's End," the third flick in the "Pirates" franchise, is without a doubt the best based-on-an-amusement-park- ride movie of all time. It's funnier...
County Wants Federal Flood Funds
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com Months after Lake County was drenched by heavy rains and ensuing floods, county leaders are preparing to ask federal officials for aid that could prevent such problems from re-occurring. A request...
Cuban Flavor at UC
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@@dailyherald.com An hour before Monday's Bulls-Mavericks game, fans were lining up down the aisles to have their picture taken with Dallas owner Mark Cuban, even the guys carrying a sign that read, "We came from Jordan...
Des Plaines Leaders Raise Fees and Taxes
Byline: Ames Boykin rboykin@@dailyherald.com Des Plaines aldermen after much discussion Monday night approved a $129.1 million budget for next year. To help pay for the city's planned expenditures, they backed tax and fee increases. Mayor...
Dissolution Won't Be on Feb 5 Ballot Judge Rules Campton Hills Already Has Too Many Referendum Questions
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@@dailyherald.com A resident-led push to dissolve the village of Campton Hills suffered a major setback Monday, when a judge ruled the Feb. 5 primary ballot is already too crowded for another referendum question....
District 203 Asking Voters for $43 Million Money Would Help Fund Naperville Central Renovation, Other Building Improvements
Byline: Melissa Jenco mjenco@@dailyherald.com Naperville Unit District 203 will go to referendum in February to ask voters for a $43 million tax increase to pay for facility improvements. The school board unanimously approved $114.9 million...
Dolce Day Spa Owner Knew Career Path at a Young Age
Byline: Kim Mikus When Kimberly Frits was a teenager, five or six of her girlfriends could often be found in her family's Jack-and-Jill bathroom doing their hair and makeup. Frits usually had the innovative ideas. Now 30, Frits is again taking...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Driscoll open house set: Driscoll Catholic High School, 555 N. Lombard Road in Addison, will host an open house from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday for prospective students. The school will also host a pretest workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 8 and an entrance...
Editorials
Cut waste out of counter-terrorism When terrorists strike the U.S. again - and there is general agreement it is going to happen - we will count on local police and fire personnel to come to our aid. We also depend on local public safety agencies...
Festivus Lets the Rest of Us Air Our Gripes, Grievances
Byline: Stephanie Penick Have you ever felt like a sponge, soaking up comments and complaints from friends, and wondering how to wring out the obstacles that seem to get in the way of solutions? Or perhaps you've looked at the water mark on a...
Fixing Stretches of Rough Road
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@@dailyherald.com While she campaigned on Robertson Road earlier this year, South Elgin Village Trustee Lisa Guess says she heard an earful from residents about the rocky road. One woman even went to the extreme,...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Computer security talk: Aurora University information technology students will give a free seminar on computer security at 5 tonight in Room 118 of Dunham Hall, 1400 Marseillaise Place in Aurora. They will discuss how computer users can protect...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Help a kid go shopping: The Woodfield Area Children's Organization needs volunteers 15 years and older to take a needy child Christmas shopping or help the kid wrap presents at the Wal-Mart in Elgin at 1001 N. Randall Road. The shopping spree is...
From the Grounds Up Work on New Lake County Fairgrounds Will Start Today
Byline: Mick Zawislak mzawislak@@dailyherald.com The first elephant ears of the season won't be fried up for more than seven months, yet the Lake County Fair Association has no time to waste. With earthmovers at the ready, top officials will...
Gas Tax Pondered 2-Cent per Gallon Fee in Carpentersville Would Help Pay Debt
Byline: Larissa Chinwah lchinwah@@dailyherald.com Carpentersville leaders are revisiting a proposal to impose a motor fuel tax to maintain the village's street and sidewalk improvement program. The village's audit and finance commission last...
Hall of Fame Adds Familiar Names; Torresso Makes Impact
Byline: Bob Frisk The names are familiar, and their achievements are enormous. There will be some prominent area people receiving recognition when the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) inducts its 2008 Hall of Fame class in April....
Hall of Fame Has Familiar Look; Corning Honored by League
Byline: Bob Frisk The names are familiar, and their achievements are enormous. There will be some prominent area people receiving recognition when the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) inducts its 2008 Hall of Fame class in April....
Hendry Makes No Promises
Byline: Bruce Miles bmiles@@dailyherald.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The biggest stakeout Monday in the cavernous Opryland complex concerned a guy most people wouldn't recognize if he walked right past them. Rumors began circulating in the afternoon...
Here Come the Hawks Are You Ready for Them to Save Chicago
Byline: Jim Baumann Daily Herald Fox Valley Editor jbaumann@@dailyherald.com I can no longer abide the lowly Bulls. And thanks to Devin Hester, watching the Bears is more like watching an individual sport. Considering that my two best buddies...
House Candidate Knocked off Ballot
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@@dailyherald.com It appears only one candidate's name will appear on February's Republican primary ballot in the 56th District state House race. "What's fair is fair, and I didn't have enough signatures," said...
Interior Designer Brings Expertise to New Itasca Home Decor Shop
Byline: Kim Mikus Picking the color to paint a room is tough. And matching the window treatments and finding texture can be overwhelming for a homeowner. Designer Tara Gruber understands this intimidation and recently opened a business to assist...
It's Christmastime in the Suburbs Visit the Walnut Room If You Must, but Try These Holiday Happenings Too - and Save Big Bucks on Parking
Byline: Pam DeFiglio pdefiglio@@dailyherald.com You know the drill. Drive downtown, pay $23 for parking, spend $400 to take the kids to "The Nutcracker" and another $200 to eat in the Walnut Room on State Street. Taking in Chicago's seasonal...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Sales tax referendum info: The Deer Park village board has scheduled two meetings to present information and answer questions on the sales tax increase referendum question that will appear on the Feb. 5 primary ballot. The village is asking residents...
Led Rich Life, Competed Athletically despite Disability
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Donald H. Leppen ~ 1949-2007 Donald H. Leppen led a full, active life. Between his daily job at Lambs Farm, competing in Special Olympics and taking regular social outings with the Center...
Manning Focused on Wins, Not Playing Time
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com Frustrated cornerback Ricky Manning Jr. has been phased out of the defense in recent weeks. He has been passed up by rookie Trumaine McBride in the base defense and often replaced by strong-side...
McDonald, ECC Stop Benedictine
Byline: Matt Stacionis Daily Herald Correspondent Ryan McDonald's diving rebound was exactly what the Elgin Community College men's basketball team needed. After taking a 49-33 halftime lead, the Spartans allowed the Benedictine JV team to claw...
Neighbors Expect Vote on Edward Rezoning Special Zoning Variance Expected to Be Granted for New Hospital Tower
Byline: Jake Griffin jgriffin@@dailyherald.com Residents living adjacent to the southern border of Edward Hospital's Naperville campus expect a vote during tonight's city council meeting on a controversial rezoning proposal. However, they...
New Principal Called Perfect Fit for the Job Lombard School Leader Moving Up from Interim to Permanent Position
Byline: Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com Dave Danielski truly sounds like the people's principal. Kids think he's cool. Parents think he's calm. And teachers want to work with him. That really made the choice to solidify his status...
North Aurora to Seek County Funds for Riverfront Projects
Byline: John Johnston Daily Herald Correspondent Looking for ways to fund its riverfront attraction, the North Aurora village board is set to approve a resolution in support of the project next week. Village Management Analyst Wes Kornowske said...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Seat belt scofflaws ticketed: Barrington-Inverness police issued more than 100 tickets from Nov. 12 through Sunday during a special Thanksgiving holiday seat belt enforcement. Citations handed out during the campaign, which included seat belt checkpoints...
Now You Can Party outside at Sears Centre Hoffman Estates OKs Outdoor Events, Tailgating
Byline: Ashok Selvam aselvam@@dailyherald.com The Sears Centre's 2,500 parking spaces just got a little more useful. The Hoffman Estates village board Monday night approved outdoor events at the Sears Centre arena in the village's Prairie...
NU Sinks School Record 15 3s
Byline: Adam Rittenberg arittenberg@@dailyherald.com For years, Bill Carmody has watched purported sharpshooters come to Northwestern and swish 3-pointers at will during 4 p.m. practices in an empty arena. Finally, Carmody is seeing those...
NU's Murphy Joins Packers
Byline: Adam Rittenberg arittenberg@@dailyherald.com Northwestern athletic director Mark Murphy was named president and CEO of the Green Bay Packers on Monday after being approved by the team's board of directors. Murphy, 52, joins the Packers...
Recruiting Bliss for Illinois
Byline: Lindsey Willhite lwillhite@@dailyherald.com There's one small problem with Illinois' remarkable Rose Bowl- tinted success. There might not be enough scholarships to accommodate all of the recruits who want to become Illini. Did...
Red Cottage Owners Collaborate to Create Cozy Salon and Spa
Byline: Kim Mikus Before launching a new Long Grove salon, the owners worked together in the industry for about 15 years. Kelley Morse of Palatine, Katie Luczak of Arlington Heights and Elizabeth Wozniak of Northbrook opened Red Cottage Salon...
Red Light Cameras Coming to Streets in Carol Stream
Byline: Jack Komperda jkomperda@@dailyherald.com Come next summer, motorists in Carol Stream will have reason to be wary of yet another speed trap in town. Trustees unanimously approved a plan Monday to contract with Redflex Traffic Systems...
Reminder of War Part of Menorahs
Byline: Ruth Gesmer Silverman Daily Herald Correspondent The excited chattering of 27 11-and-12-year-olds slowly ended as they realized what their teachers and educational director had placed on tables for their Hanukkah art project. It began...
Rev. Leonard T. Mezydlo of Des Plaines since 1980
Rev. Leonard T. Mezydlo of Des Plaines since 1980 A Mass for Rev. Leonard T. Mezydlo, 82, formerly of Chicago, will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at St. Stephen Protomartyr Church, 1280 Prospect, Des Plaines. Interment will be private....
Roll 'Em Again How Quickly Can 10th Casino License Pay Off?
Byline: David Beery dbeery@@dailyherald.com As the Illinois Gaming Board announced Monday it will move "as quickly as possible" to issue the long-dormant Emerald Casino license, two conspicuous questions lingered. How quickly and how much?...
Savard Looking for Less 'Comfort Zone'
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@@dailyherald.com Denis Savard said he believes the Blackhawks can be a special team, and the head coach wants his players to start believing it, too. The Hawks are off to a solid 14-10-2 start, but Savard thinks...
Schaumburg Rolls; Hersey Steps It Up
Byline: Kathy Rudolph Daily Herald Correspondent Palatine vs. Schaumburg was supposed to be the top meet in the fourth round of the Mid-Suburban Bowling League Monday night. But Hersey and Prospect both overshadowed the Pirates and Saxons, the...
Sheriff Steps into Immigration Issue Lake County Department Applies to Help with Deportations
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer tgordon@@dailyherald.com The Lake County sheriff's department has applied to certify some of its officers to do deportation paperwork processing under a federal program that ignited a storm...
Some Neigh-Sayers May Be Forced to Bail on Hay Market
Byline: Burt Constable When it comes to fuel for our transportation needs, gasoline isn't the only commodity delivering sticker shock in the suburbs. Hay prices topped $200 a ton and sometimes much higher than that in Illinois, meaning it's going...
Still Perfect: Tigers Extend Unbeaten Start
Byline: Matthew McClarey Daily Herald Correspondent Make it six in a row to start the season for the Wheaton Warrenville South boys basketball team. The Tigers moved their record to 6-0 on the young season Monday night. Sophomore Derek Babb...
Surgeon to Help 2nd Girl Taylor Radtke's Doctor to Operate on Lake Villa Teen with Cystic Brain Mass
Byline: Abby Scalf ***** CORRECTION/date 12-05-2007: To clarify a story in Tuesday's Neighbor section on Taylor Granitz, the Radtke family of Johnsburg hopes to help other families by providing information on a variety of issues - from emotional...
Sweet 16 Party Raises Money to Fight Cancer
Byline: Mckenna Lynch Special to the Daily Herald For as long as I can remember Alexis Guiusfredi and I wanted to have a Sweet 16 party. We both have September birthdays just four days apart. When we first started planning our party, we both...
Taking a Pass on Run Key Factor in Bears' Loss
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@@dailyherald.com Why would a team that claims it "gets off the bus running the football," run it just three times in the fourth quarter while trying to protect a 9-point lead, a lead that eventually turned into a 5-point...
Teen Avoids Prison Term
Byline: Tony Gordon tgordon@@dailyherald.com A Mundelein teen responsible for the deaths of two friends was spared a prison sentence Monday when a Lake County judge placed him on probation for 30 months. After the hearing, Richard Wood was...
The Blotter
Buffalo Grove - Burglars stole a GPS unit and power cord between noon and 6 p.m. Nov. 28 out of an unlocked 2007 Chevrolet van parked in a driveway on the 900 block of Belmar Lane, police said. Value was estimated at $300. - Burglars stole a...
The Blotter
Arlington Heights - Thieves stole a tan purse around 4:45 p.m. Nov. 26 after a woman placed it on the floor next to her chair in Panera Bread, 31 S. Evergreen Ave., police said. Value was estimated at $100. - Vandals flattened three tires on...
The Blotter
Addison - A PDA cell phone was stolen between 12:30 and 1 p.m. Nov. 17 out of a residential garage on the 400 block of south Harvard Avenue, police said. - A designer wallet containing identification and credit cards was reported stolen around...
The Blotter
Antioch - Vandals set off firecrackers between 10 p.m. and midnight Nov. 24 on the front passenger's seat of a 2006 Mercury parked at a home on the 25000 block of Petite Avenue, police said. Damage was estimated at $300. Deer Park - Vandals...
Thomas Middle School Goes Green
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Excitement is running high at Thomas Middle School in Arlington Heights as preparations are in the final stages for the installation of a solar panel to help power the building. School officials say the panel will be installed...
To the Point Straightforward Talk Glenbard South's Leading Lady
Byline: Catherine Edman cedman@@dailyherald.com Everyone sees the school principal. They're the ones out front at the end of the day making sure everyone gets to their buses on time. And when there's an exciting event at school, they're the...
Two Left Feet Don't Hinder This Line Dancing Class
Byline: Sammi King I am directionally challenged. I am mathematically challenged. Put those two qualities together and it equals a very bad line dancer. As a way to get in some exercise, I signed up with my neighbors to learn line dancing. I...
U-46 OKs Deal for Superintendent Search Milwaukee-Based Firm to Receive $27,000 Plus Expenses
Byline: Kerry Lester klester@@dailyherald.com Elgin Area School District U-46 school board members Monday night unanimously approved a contract for a Milwaukee-based firm to conduct a search for a new superintendent. Proact Search Inc. will...
Village Wants Its Own Police Hainesville to Break Deal with Round Lake Park
Byline: Corrinne Hess And Abby Scalf chess@@dailyherald.com ascalf@@dailyherald.com The village of Hainesville plans to sever ties with Round Lake Park and create its own police department. The decision ends an eight-year relationship between...
Voters to Cast 2 Ballots One Will Select Candidate to Fill Hastert Seat; Other Will Select Replacement
Byline: Lisa Smith lsmith@@dailyherald.com Voters in the 14th Congressional District will have the opportunity to cast two ballots Feb. 5, the governor announced Monday. One will allow them to nominate a candidate to fulfill the remainder...
Wheaton out to Blocks New AT&T Boxes
Byline: James Fuller jfuller@@dailyherald.com Wheaton believes new city laws will make AT&T's Project Lightspeed move slower than a slug in a grease pan when the company begins to infiltrate the city's borders. The city council passed...
White Sox Trade for Outfielder; Crede Talk Heating Up
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@@dailyherald.com NASHVILLE. Tenn. -The White Sox were involved in the first trade of the winter meetings Monday at the Opryland Resort, acquiring corner outfielder Carlos Quentin from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor-league...
Williams Calls Quentin "Chicago Tough"
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@@dailyherald.com NASHVILLE, Tenn. -General manager Kenny Williams on Monday bristled when the White Sox' latest promising young outfielder, Carlos Quentin, was compared to disappointing youngster Brian Anderson. ...
Woman Gets 18 Years for Stealing Identities
Byline: Russell Lissau rlissau@@dailyherald.com A North Carolina woman was sentenced to 18 years in prison Monday for electronically stealing more than $100,000 and the identities of two residents of a Lincolnshire retirement community. Before...