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 October 7, 2002

30 Minutes? 60? How Much Exercise Is Enough?
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Health Editor The surgeon general for years has said that people should get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity most days of the week. A report released last month by the Institute of Medicine...
500 Turn out for Women's Health Walk
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Michelle Shamblin knows that surviving breast cancer isn't just about doctors and advanced medicine. The 38-year-old mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 33 and received treatment...
Acupuncture: How and Why It Helps Medical Rehabilitation
Byline: Patrick B. Massey, M.D. Suppose you are undergoing rehabilitation for some medical condition. The doctor comes in and asks you, "Do you want drugs or acupuncture?" In some parts of the country, that scenario is happening right now. ...
A Few Minutes With. Bears Defensive End Alex Brown
Editor's note: Rookie Alex Brown outperformed everyone else on the defensive line in last week's loss to the Bills, earning more playing time and possibly a start tonight against the Green Bay Packers. He talks with the Daily Herald's Bob LeGere...
Arrest in Waukegan Shooting Also Helps Solve ATM Thefts, Police Say
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Police say the weekend arrest of a suspect in a Waukegan shooting has also solved a series of thefts of automatic teller machines and a house burglary. Jordan Ganter, 23, is charged with...
Bears Focused on Favre, Packers
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer Sure, it's the Green Bay Packers. And yes, it's on national television. But there's a lot more at stake tonight for the Bears than just prime-time exposure and bragging rights in a storied rivalry....
Blakely Earns Eagle Scout Rank
On Sept. 8, in a ceremony held outside in the beautiful setting of Betsey Warrington Park in Huntley. Richard Johnston Blakely of Huntley Boy Scout Troop 167 was awarded scouting's highest rank. Richard was recognized for his commitment, dedication...
Blankets of Hope Students Help Cover Children in Crisis
Byline: J. Hope Babowice Daily Herald Correspondent With a box of 96 Crayola crayons to share for each cluster of fifth graders in Conna Zybarth's classroom at Libertyville's Butterfield School, the students set to work creating intricate drawings...
Candidates Vow to Target Identity Thefts, Scams
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer A thief doesn't need to stick a gun in your face, grab your wallet or swipe your purse to wreak havoc on your life anymore. With the continued evolution of computer- and credit-based shopping,...
Cider Provides a Taste of History
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer Seven-year old Jessica Marsh of Huntley had a chance to experience a piece of history Sunday as she helped demonstrate how to make apple cider. Using a 1920 cider press belonging to the McHenry County...
Dec. 12, 1990: He'll Never Forget
Byline: Lorilyn Rackl Daily Herald Health Editor It could have been an episode of "ER." An Amtrak train turning a curve at 50 mph plowed into a commuter train at the Back Bay station in Boston. "There were something like 1,000 people between...
District 121 Looks for Suggestions to Increase Space
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer Options ranging from split schedules to building a third high school are being considered by members of the Warren Township High School space committee. The committee came together to build upon...
Do You Hear the People Sing? Area Youth Present Famous Broadway Musical 'Les Miserables'
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer This past weekend saw an opening for a big show on a smaller stage than usual. The Fox Valley Youth Theatre Co. started its run of the famous Broadway musical "Les Miserables" at the Blizzard Theater...
Dundee Road Project to Wrap Up Soon
Q. When will the construction on Dundee Road in Wheeling be finished? It seems this project has been going on forever. When you factor in construction is also taking place on Lake Cook Road, the area has been a total disaster lately. Is it almost...
Editorials
A horror story with no acceptable explanation Two kids with learning disabilities. One dead and the other horribly abused, all at the hands of caretakers overseen by the state of Illinois. Detra Winston, the kids' troubled mother, who now lives...
Family Is Focus of Annual Breakfast
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines Mayor Tony Arredia said he wants his upcoming Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to focus on the sanctity of the family. Both main speakers, radio personality Clark Weber and Daily Herald columnist...
Favre Tries to Explain His Success against Bears
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Brett Favre has a record of 16-4 against the Bears, and is 9-1 at Soldier Field. He is 0-0 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, however. Favre shrugged his shoulders when asked to explain why his record...
First Thing Delaying New Cary Park Is the Entrance
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Disagreement over where to put the main entrance to the new Cary-Grove Park has likely pushed its opening back to fall 2004 at the earliest. The Cary zoning, planning and appeals board dealt...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Jesse White to visit library: Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White will visit the Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. He is expected to arrive for a tour of the new library facility. A portion of...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Award night to honor Latinos: The Elgin Latino Political Action Team will host its 2002 Latino Achievement Awards at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Larkin High School auditorium. Admission is free. There will be live music. The awards will recognize outstanding...
From the Armed Services
- Joel R. Brockmeyer, son of Andrea Meade Brockmeyer of Mount Prospect, has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader's Training Course at Fort Knox, Ky. The four-week course is a world class leadership development ...
Harper Students in Strike Limbo
Byline: Shruti Date Singh Daily Herald Staff Writer Eighteen-year-old Vanessa Mukite of Schaumburg has been checking the Harper College Web site several times a day, anxiously reading updates about negotiations between the faculty senate and college...
Human Chains Link Up in Anti-Abortion Stand
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer In a prayer to end abortion, Susan Bergquist joined dozens of people who formed human chains Sunday along DuPage County's busiest streets. Bergquist and her husband, Richard, have adopted and...
Kane County Cougars Eager to Launch a New Era with the Oakland A's
Byline: Orrin Schwarz Daily Herald Sports Writer When the Kane County Cougars announced they were leaving the Florida Marlins to start a new affiliation with the Oakland A's, it marked the end of an era for the team and the start of what the Cougars...
Lake County Agency Gets Grant to Help Disable People
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer A Lake County agency that helps people with disabilities live on their own has received a $22,500 grant that will pay for a new computer lab. The computers will be part of an existing employment...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Railroad repairs to affect Rt. 45: Work on the Canadian National/Wisconsin Central railroad crossing on U.S. 45 between Butterfield Road and Route 21 in Vernon Hills will result in lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. One...
Library Alters Policies during Move to Temporary Site
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer Moving day is almost here for the Mount Prospect Public Library. The library will close in less than a month - at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 - so operations can be moved to a temporary site at 852 Feehanville...
Madigan, Birkett Launch Latest Round of Attacks
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Political Writer Republican attorney general candidate Joe Birkett accused Democratic foe Lisa Madigan of hypocrisy Sunday for claiming she'll crack down on nursing homes while continuing to be associated with a...
Naperville Skater Proves She's Tough as Ice
Byline: Ron Skrabacz Daily Herald Correspondent Ask almost anyone what sets figure skaters apart from other athletes and he or she'll point to the obvious - grace, beauty, charm. Ask Natalie Malone, the No. 2-ranked intermediate figure skater...
New Center Hosts Events, Speakers This Month
Byline: Gwen H. Jader Daily Herald Correspondent The college's newly-opened Women's Center has a full lineup of events this month, with speakers tackling subjects as diverse as Middle East politics to celebrated Illinois women. University of...
North Shore Christian Church Kids Get in the Zone
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Whether they are visiting Fluffy the fish, watching a puppet show or playing at the pool table, kids are finding it more fun to come to North Shore Christian Church. In an effort to make church more...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
City weighs business checks: Tonight, Des Plaines city council members will discuss whether to expand the city's criminal background check requirement to include more businesses. The city now requires fingerprint background checks for people...
Only Intrigue Left for Hawks Is Fourth Line
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The Blackhawks will make their final cuts either today or Tuesday, setting the roster for Thursday's season opener at Columbus. General manager Mike Smith wanted to keep 22 players, one fewer than...
Parish Pooches Local Families Bring Pets for Blessing at St. Joan of Arc
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer If there ever was going to be a time when a spaniel-cattle dog mix like Indy would exude model behavior, owner Sandy Razka figured Saturday would be it. After all, she had God on her side. ...
Party on Parking Deck Raises $30,000 for Firefighters Memorial
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Hundreds of Palatine residents turned out recently to help raise money for a new firefighters memorial in the village. The Palatine Rotary Club recently held a party on top of Palatine's new 1,244-spot...
Police Reports
Burglar makes off with vacuum, dirt bike Just over $1,700 worth of mainly household items were taken from a home along the 100 block of North Channing Street in Elgin over the weekend, according to Elgin police reports. Reports said the burglary...
Power Cruiser Segment Humming with Harmony
Byline: Ken Glassman Special to the Daily Herald Well, I've just ridden the fourth instrument in the Power Cruiser Quartet. And inadvertently, may have saved the best for last. My first exposure to this new Power Cruiser tune was the Honda 1800...
Program Helps Students Understand Disabilities
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer Sometimes walking in another kid's shoes is the only way to truly understand his or her difficulty. That's why students at Westgate Elementary School in Arlington Heights Elementary District 25...
Put It on My Card Round Lake High School Students Swipe 'Debit' Cards for Lunch Tabs
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer Round Lake High School student Carrie Dendler remembers rummaging through her pockets last year, digging for cash to pay for lunch. This year, however, the senior picks out her meal and swipes...
School Leaders to Learn What Superintendent Survey Says
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer The Glen Ellyn District 41 School Board will learn tonight what parents, teachers and other community members want in their new superintendent. The 130 surveys that were returned is on par with...
Snapshots of the Past Old Photos Tell Stories of People Who Lived in Buffalo Grove
Byline: Steve Zalusky Daily Herald Staff Writer Viewed side by side, the photographs poignantly portray the changes wrought by a century of progress in Buffalo Grove. On the left hangs a recent photograph of the Buffalo Restaurant & Ice...
Special Education Program Asks Dist. 57 to Wait on Move
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer A special education group wants Mount Prospect Elementary District 57 to hold off on a plan to reclaim Westbrook School, now home to 200 special education students, at least until 2005. District...
Special Olympics Ride Hits New High
Byline: Max Seigle and Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writers Sunday's Pumpkin Pedal bicycle rides throughout rural Kane County resulted in a record-setting day for Special Olympics of Illinois. The non-profit organization, which serves...
Storyteller Takes Families Back to Days of Simpler Entertainment
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Before today's flat-screen TVs and yesterday's AM radios, family entertainment had only one medium. "The storytellers were the cinematographers of their era," said Reid Miller, a professional...
Study Prompts Reminder about Using 911 System
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer A recent study found Carpentersville police are responding to at least one accidental or hang-up 911 call every day, prompting the police to caution residents about how they use the emergency phone...
The Briefs
Kids can learn about vehicles at library Cook Memorial Public Library District invites kids and their families to get up close and personal with a fleet of community vehicles and community helpers from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 19. Kids can touch,...
The Briefs
New enrollment total for U-46 over 40,000 Official 30-day enrollment counts show the Elgin Area School District U-46 student population has grown by 682 this year, pushing the district's total student population to 40,123. Although it's no small...
The Briefs
Local DAR chapters plan joint meeting The Kishwaukee Trail Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Tri-Chapter meeting with the Eli Skinner and Signal Hill chapters at 11 a.m. Oct. 23 at Watercress Banquets, 1200 W. Northwest...
The Briefs
Naperville to discuss bike trail extension You can find out about plans to extend a bike and walking trail along the DuPage River in Naperville at an Oct. 16 open house. The city is hosting the information session to give residents a chance...
The Briefs
Fishermen turn out big for annual area derby Nearly 400 anglers spent a recent Saturday catching almost 200 fish at the Palatine Park District's annual fishing derby. Awards were given throughout the day for various achievements. Cody Smith...
The Briefs
Find out about life during World War II Learn about how life changed for people living in Geneva and all over the country in "Geneva Homefront During World War II" at noon Oct. 14 at the Geneva History Center's Fall Brown Bag Lunch Series. ...
The Briefs
Flu shots available in Schaumburg this fall This month and in November, the village of Schaumburg is offering flu clinics to residents. The village is targeting people who are at greater risk - people 65 and older as well as adults and children...
Trustee Questions Villa Park Financial Records for Day Care
Byline: Kathryn Grondin Daily Herald Staff Writer A Villa Park trustee is questioning the village's financial practices, fearing officials have failed to properly report information to the Internal Revenue Service. An accountant by profession,...
Two Men Pull Deputy from Burning Car Lombard Residents Use Tire Iron to Break Window, Rescue DuPage County Sheriff's Officer Just in Time
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Staff Writer Richard Yackley is used to coming to other people's rescue. It's all part of the job for the 26-year-old DuPage County sheriff's deputy. But it was Yackley who was thankful Sunday when two...
Village Board to Vote on Hazardous Storage Locker
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer A Wheeling printing company's plans to build a hazardous materials locker outside its facility is on the way to the village board. Wheeling plan commissioners gave their OK to Segerdahl Graphics...
Walkathon in Teen's Memory Supports Others with Cancer
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Lake Zurich teen Ryan York may have succumbed to cancer, but his spirit lives on in the hearts of many who walked in his memory Sunday at Paulus Park. Hundreds of area residents came out...
Walk for Diabetes Cure Draws Record Crowd to Busse Woods
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent One of the largest crowds in the 24-year history of the Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes turned out Sunday to Busse Woods in Schaumburg, leaving organizers somewhat overwhelmed but thrilled. ...
Why Naperville Libraries Are No. 1 - Again
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer You didn't need a national index to tell you the Naperville Public Libraries are something special. It's pretty obvious when you take a trip to Naper Boulevard Library looking for an obscure book...
Why Some Bears Fans Won't Have Place to Stay
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer A motel reservation snafu may have some Chicago Bears fans growling after tonight's big game if they had planned to stay at a Motel 6 in downstate Urbana. Just ask Jason Rychlik of Elgin, who...
You'll Be Able to Hear, Not See, First Governor Debate Tonight
Byline: Eric Krol & John Patterson Would-be governors Rod Blagojevich and Jim Ryan will square off in the first of four debates at 7 to 8 tonight in Rockford. The inaugural exchange between Democrat Blagojevich and Republican Ryan won't...
Your Health
Sun tan without skin cancer: Love that sun-kissed look but worried about skin cancer? Australian researchers might have just the thing for you, reports Reuters Health. The Aussies are developing implants - that's right, implants - that would...