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 June 23, 2002

After Riverwalk, Volunteerism Still Blooming Batavia Efforts Spark New Community Projects
Byline: Natalie Bauer Daily Herald Staff Writer The bulldozers have long since left, the bricks and mortar are in place, and the throngs of volunteers who worked on Batavia's Riverwalk each Saturday have disappeared. Now the Riverwalk is inspiring...
A Good Start and a Long Way to Go for District 300 Chief
Byline: Naomi Dillon Daily Herald Staff Writer Kenneth Arndt's house is finally in order. The furniture is positioned just so, the family photos lined along every wall and the garage stuffed neatly with two cars, a lawn mower and sports equipment....
Aiming to Have Fun at Swedish Days
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer When Colin Kramer, 10, got in line for about the seventh time at the Sports Alley's dunk tank during Swedish Days in Geneva Saturday, he was turned down for already taking his turn. But the Geneva...
A Place for the Living Bluff City Cemetery Gets New Offices and Launches New Projects
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Bluff City Cemetery is typically thought of as a place of quiet reflection or grief, but staff there this week have a big reason to celebrate. The cemetery opened up a new office addition, which significantly...
A Study in Contrasts Urban Architect Chooses Prairie Style at Home
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Staff Writer Wayne Zediker's architecture might be considered contradictory. As owner of Advanced Architectural Design Ltd., he designs classical or Italianate style homes costing at least $2.5 million in...
Beasley Can Only Watch as Fire Falls
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer DaMarcus Beasley, fresh off his appearance with the U.S. World Cup team, was at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday and he really wanted to play for the Chicago Fire against the New York/New Jersey MetroStars....
Believe It: Area Talent Sparse for 'Ripley's'
Byline: Stacy St. Clair Daily Herald Staff Writer Believe it or not, the suburbs are filled with, frankly, unremarkable people. Proof could be found earlier this week when a "Ripley's Believe It or Not!" archivist came to Oak Brook in search...
Body Found on Fire in Trunk of Burning Car Police Treating Long Grove Site as a Crime Scene
Byline: Dave Orrick Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Lake County Sheriff's police launched a death investigation Saturday after firefighters found the charred body of a man in the trunk of a car Saturday morning. A resident called firefighters...
Camaraderie the Emphasis of Triathlon
Byline: Kari Hartman Daily Herald Staff Writer There's just something about an all-women's triathlon that's a little bit different. It's friendlier than other competitions. There's more camaraderie, more smiles, more words of encouragement,...
Camp Helps Kids Deal with Grief
Byline: AbScalf Daily Herald Staff Writer Hospice of Northeastern Illinois is taking registration for Camp Courage, open to children ages 6 to 12 who have experienced the loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent or other loved one. Camp Courage...
Company Makes Sure Vital Info Isn't Lost in Translation
Byline: Glory Rodriguez Daily Herald Staff Writer Aiming to improve the accuracy of communication for Spanish- speaking employees, a Libertyville firm provides translation services for area companies. Adriana Rosado & Bonewitz, Inc., has...
Death Hits Hard at Wrigley
Byline: Mike McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer The seats were full and the weather ideal, but there were subtle signs that something was wrong at Wrigley Field on Saturday afternoon. At the appointed game time of 2:05 p.m., the national anthem...
Delaware and New Hampshire Offer Scenic Trips
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent You've done Disney to death and have struggled through the summer crowds at national parks. There are plenty of vacation nooks and crannies in these United States that are affordable, historical...
Des Plaines Unveils Newest Police Neighborhood Center
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent A small storefront tucked next to a barbershop and martial arts center in Des Plaines appears to be the next community gathering place if the efforts of police and city officials are successful....
DuPage Collegians
Mark Dombrowski, son of Elizabeth and Stanley Dombrowski of Naperville, received a Presidential Scholarship to attend North Central College in Naperville. The awards, ranging from $3,000 to $16,500 per year, are based on ACT or SAT scores, class...
Editorials
Court restructuring plan serves justice Room 217 of the Kane County Courthouse has variously been described as organized chaos, a cattle call, the funnel through which court cases are squeezed and an impediment to the Sixth Amendment. By the...
Editorials
Bad time to fund a good cause The recently completed session of the Illinois General Assembly can be evaluated with fondness, or fury. Fondness would best describe the feelings of those privileged few whose cause got special funding treatment...
Finding Beauty beneath the Scars Burn Victims Shed Shyness, Gain Self-Confidence at a Special Camp Just for Them
Byline: Rhonda Sciarra Daily Herald Staff Writer Beyond memories of horseback riding and archery, campers who left Camp "I Am Me" Saturday came away with something greater. For Nick Matecki, a Mount Prospect 18-year-old who first went to camp...
From the Armed Services
Marine Corps Pfc. Matthew Schilling, son of Larry Schilling of Naperville, completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Calif. Navy Airman Ruben Ramos, son of Tina and Reuben Ramos of Aurora, reported for duty aboard the...
Galloping Ghost Race Still Needs Many Volunteers
Byline: Elisabeth Mistretta Daily Herald Staff Writer Even if running isn't your thing, you can still take part in the annual Galloping Ghost Race - and help impoverished DuPage residents, too. The annual 5K/1 mile run will be held July 20...
Garden Walks Bring out the Best in Flora
Byline: Elizabeth Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer Ever wonder why people spend so much time tending to their garden? Now's the chance to see what's behind those backyard fences. Chicagoland garden clubs are busy picking, pruning and shaping...
Ground Broken on Fire Stations
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District Saturday held ceremonial groundbreakings for two new fire stations, which officials hope will be enough to serve the two villages far into the...
Ham Radio Operators Hone Skills
Byline: Dave Mann Daily Herald Staff Writer In today's technological world, it's hard to imagine having our lines of communication - telephones, cell phones and the Internet - cut. At a national "field day" Saturday, a group of local residents...
Hawks Focus on Defense Add Depth for Future with Top Two Picks
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The Blackhawks achieved two objectives with their selection of 6-foot-4, 194-pound Russian defenseman Anton Babchuk in the first round of Saturday's entry draft. They added some size and depth...
Heat Will Test Triathletes Women Learn How Keep Up Stamina at Rivers Edge Expo
Byline: Barbara stryk Daily Herald Staff Writer Triathletes' only escape from hot, muggy weather slated for today's Rivers Edge Women's Triathlon will be their .465-mile swim at Centennial Beach. They also can douse their heads with water as...
Hersey Band Reunion Will Salute Former Director
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Their instruments - if they still have them - may be a little dusty and foreign to their fingers, and their chops may be out of shape. No matter for hundreds of former John Hersey High School band...
How Different Cultures Make for a Great Festival
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent Fittingly, the theme of unity and peace played out amid the tranquil setting of tall grasses, wild flowers and a scenic pond in Hoffman Estates on Saturday. Residents of all ethnic backgrounds...
Huntley Ready to Party for Fourth of July Weekend
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Huntley is going to be a hot, happy, happening place this July 4 weekend. Thanks to the success of the Sesquicentennial Celebration last summer, the village has decided to make the summer festival...
Justice Is Pushing Inmates to the Floor as Officials Study Why More Are Crowding Cook County Jail, Sheriff Says He's Ready to Build a 'Tent City'
Byline: Dave Orrick Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Inside the older sections of Cook County jail, prisoners are at war - with rats. And it looks like they're losing. Inmates packed three and sometimes four to a two-bed cell scurry before...
Kids Get 'Trip of a Lifetime'
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Jimmy Mohan has flown on an airplane before. But the plane trips the 5-year-old cancer survivor took wouldn't be anything quite as breathtaking as the unique ride he, his siblings and his parents...
Lake Villa Enjoys German Festivities
Byline: Gwen Jader Daily Herald Correspondent Despite the heat and humidity, about 1,200 people of German descent listened to live bands, ate brats and renewed friendships Saturday at the American Aid Society of German Descendants' annual music...
Living like a Local on an Untour of Switzerland You Won't Feel like a Tourist
Byline: Fyllis Hockman Daily Herald Correspondent As I left my apartment for my daily trek to the center of Locarno, I marveled again at the drama of my surroundings: hilly, windy, sinewy streets; medieval architecture; layer upon layer of Swiss...
Mistakes Costly for Flyers
Byline: Nate Bloomquist Daily Herald Sports Writer The Schaumburg Flyers are without a sense of urgency at a point of the season where teams are making their move in the standings. With 27 games played in the 45-game first half, the Flyers fell...
Movers and Shakers
Byline: Norrine Twohey Daily Herald Staff Writer Dorothy Jurs of Barrington was appointed treasurer of the International Board of Directors of Sweet Adelines International, a music education organization with 30,000 members worldwide. Jurs, a...
Mystery Giver Meets the Challenge to Win Cardinal Handicap
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer The field of 14 in the $90,450 Cardinal Handicap was the biggest of any of the six stakes on Prairie State Festival Day at Arlington Park on Saturday. It also had one of the toughest fields. ...
Now They Must Choose Des Plaines Council Will Hear Again from Development Teams Vying for Project
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer Des Plaines city council members are poised to select a developer to reshape the city's downtown landscape. On Monday, aldermen will hear from the three development teams in the running for a...
Perpetual Party Designer Spotlights Color, Music and Art throughout Northbrook Home
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer White hand towels, company-ready with black vests and red ties and cummerbunds, inspired the mirrored powder room. In fact, finding them started the dinner party theme for the whole house...
Pitcher Found Dead in Hotel Saturday's Cubs Game at Wrigley Postponed
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Meeting Darryl Kile was a baseball fan's dream for Sheila Bell and Patty Wood, who chatted with the St. Louis Cardinals pitcher at the bar of the Westin Hotel when the team came into Chicago this week...
Putting Fun Back into Youth Sports Parents Support Good Conduct Policy
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Tim Glennon says a lot has changed since he played youth baseball. "Tensions seem to be a lot higher than they used to be," the Lombard father said. "I have nephews who are in their teens, and...
Safety Rodeo Rounds Up Kids
Byline: Kim Mikus Daily Herald Business Writer Young shoppers raced to Spring Hill Mall last week to pick up bike safety tips. With helmets in hand, children under the age of 10 maneuvered through a bike course at the West Dundee mall. The...
Sale to Give Hope to the Needy Church's Annie's Attic Fund- Raiser Will Support New House of Hope Store
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer St. Anne Catholic Church's 10th annual Annie's Attic fund-raiser in Barrington will have a slightly different goal this time around. While proceeds from the sale have always gone toward the church's...
Scout Project Fulfills Eagle Goals, Aids Other People
Byline: Lyn J. Kearns Daily Herald Correspondent Bill Lattner talked to Christine Hess, director of the Community Family Health Center in Mount Prospect, because he heard that there was a need, and he was looking for ideas for a service project...
Searching for Offense, Sox Take a Beating
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ATLANTA - Blame the pitching for the White Sox' latest disaster, a 15-2 loss to the Braves Saturday night at Turner Field. Blame another erratic performance by the Sox' defense. But as a once...
Small Builders like Kenar Facing Stiffer Competition
Byline: Jean Murphy Daily Herald Correspondent When Kenneth Struck founded Kenar L.L.C. back in 1980, he was primarily competing with other local builders. Large, publicly owned and traded homebuilding firms had come and gone in the Chicago...
Stretch Your Vacation Budget with These Nine Smart Tips
Byline: Judy Babcock Wylie Daily Herald Correspondent Matt Coffin, founder and CEO of www.LowerMyBills.com, recently gave what he calls his "Nine Smart Tips for an Affordable Summer Vacation." Here they are in a shortened version. Tip No. 1:...
The Best Defense Is a Fence
Byline: Jan Riggenbach Daily Herald Correspondent A fence is the only sure way to protect a garden from deer and rabbits. No matter how many times we hear that advice from wildlife professionals, we don't want to believe it. After all, who...
The Briefs
Polo season opens today with event in Oak Brook Several hundred Italian automobiles will be on display, including Ferraris, Maseratis, Lamborghinis, Alfa Romeos and Fiats, at 9 a.m. today at the Oak Brook Polo Grounds, 700 Oak Brook Road, Oak...
The Briefs
Seniors can find out what's new at library The Dundee Township Public Library in East Dundee will offer a new book program for seniors called "What's New at the Library?," at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Dundee Township Senior Center, 2 Pine St. in...
The Briefs
CLC budget proposal to be posted for public College of Lake County board of trustees approved a tentative budget of $56.5 million that will be available for pubic inspection. Covering a period from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003, the tentative...
The Briefs
It's a 10-4 for annual Dick Tracy Days The annual Dick Tracy Days parade will step off at 1 p.m. today from Emricson, winding its way down Jackson Street to the Square. The parade will include drum and bugle corps, and other groups. The festivities...
Towns Will Fill Kmart Sites, They Say
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Even amid a landscape of shopping centers and malls, former Kmart store No. 7913 stands out. At about 191,000 square feet, the now-vacant space in The Marketplace at Vernon Hills off busy Milwaukee...
Trip Tips
Byline: George Hobica and Kim Liang Tan Daily Herald Correspondents A roundup of good deals, inside scoops and advice for the traveler: Princess adds Alaska cruises in 2003 Starting next year, Princess Cruises will expand its Alaska Inside...
Ungs Starts Cougars on Way to 4th Straight
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer Nick Ungs is finally where he wants to be, and he's pitching like he's settled in for the long haul. Ungs, who drew publicity for not walking a batter in all 61 innings of 2001, his first pro season,...
White Sox Mourn Kile's Death as a Family
Byline: Scot Gregor Daily Herald Sports Writer ATLANTA - Not one White Sox player or coach was ever on the same team as Darryl Kile, who was found dead in his Chicago hotel room Saturday. Still, there was a stunned silence in the Sox' clubhouse...
With Open Arms 'Affirming' Congregations Welcome Sexual Diversity
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville resident Doug Kleckner was drawn to the DuPage Unitarian Church in Naperville because of its liberal leanings. That it openly included gays and lesbians was a big plus. Kleckner,...
You Go, Girl! Thanks to Title IX, Women's Sports Ain't What They Used to Be
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw Daily Herald Sports Writer A pitching change for Fremd High School's softball team used to be anything but routine. It involved much more than exchanging one pitcher for another. Clothing changed hands, too....
Your Investments and the Economy
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer You recently reconfigured the Harris portfolio. How? "We over-weighted in the international arena. The emerging markets are cheaper and look good. But even the developed international markets,...
Youth Sports
The Wasco Diamonds 12-and-under girls fast-pitch softball team finished third with an outstanding showing at the Father's Follies Tournament June 15-16 in Rockford. The Diamonds captured the trophy for first place in round-robin pool play and...
Youth Sports
The Geneva Vikings 12-year-olds traveling baseball team were on an impressive run recently. The Vikings won three of five games they played between June 9 and June 16. The combined margin of the two losses was just three runs. Geneva 6, Wheaton-Briarcliffe...
Youth Sports
Several Geneva 10-year-old Minor League teams saw action recently. On June 16, the Athletics beat the Marlins 5-1. The A's improved their record to 4-5 as Nick Faught, Seth Richardson, Trevor Clark and Shane Gibbons combined to pitch an excellent...
Youth Sports
The Strikers Fox Valley Rampage under-13 boys soccer team overcame the heat and stiff competition to earn the Chicago Cup tournament title June 8-9 in Arlington Heights. The Strikers posted a 4-1 record, including a victory over the host Arlington...