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 July 30, 2002

All-Stars Savor Big Day at Comiskey
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Sports Writer More than 40 high school kids who can really play got a chance to showcase their baseball skills Monday afternoon at Comiskey Park. And some of the top players in Illinois who are entering their...
Antarctic Explorer Undaunted by Freak Accident
Byline: Shruti Date Daily Herald Staff Writer Local adventurer Paul Sipiera says he'll be slowed but not stopped by a freak lawn mower accident that has left him bedridden, and with just seven toes. Sipiera, a Harper College professor of astronomy...
A Taste of the Restaurant Business Students Show Creativity during Enrichment Course
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer A group of summer school students in Aptakisic-Tripp Elementary District 102 recently learned that owning a successful restaurant isn't just about having great food and a fun atmosphere, although...
Attack U-14 Girls Cap off Years Together with Wins
Youth Soccer Glendale Heights Attack: The under-14 girls soccer team ended the spring season on June 16 by winning two games. In the afternoon, the Attack defeated the Arlington Aces 4-2 then followed up by defeating the Elgin Kickers 5-3 in...
Bartlett Hopes Report Helps Woo Small Businesses
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer Bartlett officials have compiled information about the village's six busiest intersections, hoping to attract more small businesses to town. The information is part of the village's Community Data...
Biker Bars by the Book
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld Daily Herald Staff Writer Writing a book about biker bars is not as simple - or fun - as it sounds. All that drinking. All that riding. All that pizza. But two brothers from the Chicago suburbs knew someone had to...
Biker Bars in the 'Burbs
If you're looking for a place where the beer is cold, the patrons are tattooed and bikers are welcome, you can't go wrong at one of these haunts. Suburban residents Kenn and Chuck Hartmann checked out more than 70 bars for inclusion in their...
Brewery to Offer Inside Look at Beer-Making
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer The beer at Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Co. in West Dundee doesn't just magically appear and pour out of the taps. Employees at the restaurant spend a lot of time in their brewery and put a lot...
City's Sales Tax Deal Secures New Home Depot Store
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Oakbrook Terrace aldermen on Monday agreed to give Home Depot up to $4.5 million in sales tax revenue to lure the home improvement giant to town. As a result of the multi-year agreement, which...
Clock Is Ticking as Dist. 96, Teachers Union Work on Contract
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer With the start of school only weeks away, some teachers in Buffalo Grove-Long Grove Elementary District 96 are anxious that a new contract agreement still has not been reached between district officials...
Committee to Help Barrington-Area Towns Renew Springfield Ties
Byline: Eric Peterson Daily Herald Staff Writer The Barrington Area Council of Governments has decided to re- activate a committee to petition state lawmakers for legislation that has a direct impact on the seven-village area. BACOG Executive...
Communities Want County to Help Quash Mall Plans
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer Two communities that have fought plans for a regional shopping center near Hawthorn Woods are seeking support from Lake County. However, county officials say the window of opportunity for that...
Critical Juncture Arrives for Kimm
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer This could be a benchmark week in the managerial career of Bruce Kimm. No, it's not make or break. But just how the Cubs and Kimm respond to recent developments could go a long way toward determining...
Des Plaines Committee Backs Townhouse Plan
Byline: Amy McLaughlin Daily Herald Staff Writer A controversial townhouse proposal for land north of United Stationers in Des Plaines won the blessing of the city's plan commission Monday. But, that was after pleas from nearby neighbors to...
District 300 Looks to Be Conservative Next Year Officials Expected Millions More in Revenue by Now; Budget Shortfall for 2002 Seems Likely
Byline: Jennifer Patterson Daily Herald Staff Writer With state funding still on precarious ground, Community Unit District 300 officials are looking at ending the 2002 fiscal year with a revenue shortfall, and at starting the new one with a more...
Editorials
Finally, a story to lift the spirit The survival and rescue of nine Pennsylvania miners is a story that lifts the nation's spirit because of its happy ending and because, in some ways, the story embodies the national spirit. Initial news reports...
Elmhurst College Wants to Help Business People to Think Ethically
Byline: Robert Sanchez Daily Herald Staff Writer Daniel Primozic wasn't sold on the rosy picture of corporate America painted by the economic prosperity of the late 1990s. "I always had the feeling there was a not-so-savory underbelly to the...
Empty Duplex a Sore Spot for Some in Gurnee
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer An abandoned duplex on Gurnee's east side that's causing headaches for neighbors might lead to a court battle pitting the property owner against the village government. Broken garage-door glass,...
Family Matters
No, these kids aren't available for adoption While most kids were zoning out in front of the TV, 400 child delegates from around the world gathered in New York earlier this year. Their mission: to draft a statement for the United Nations Special...
Fancy Report Raises Questions in Tough Times
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer On the cover of Elgin's mid-year financial report is a picture of Trygve Rovelstad's pioneer family statue - a metaphor, the report says, for the city's steadfastness during tough economic times. ...
Father Says Son Falsely Implicated in Overdose of Barrington Teen
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer The father of a Lake in the Hills man connected to the death of a Barrington teen said his son is being unfairly set up to take the blame. Dave Hoerer's son, Paul, was described during a Lake County...
Flyers Take out Their Frustrations on Railcats
Byline: Nate Bloomquist Daily Herald Sports Writer The Schaumburg Flyers played with some built up aggression Monday and they took it out on the ball. The Flyers racked up 14 hits in a 14-9 rout of the Gary Railcats, one day after a 16-3 Flyers...
Fox Valley Collegians
North Central College, Naperville, awarded degrees during June commencement ceremonies to the following students: Batavia: Therese A. Hoehne, master of literal studies; June D. Jelm, bachelor of arts in organizational communication; Trina A. ...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Hesed House hosts golf outing: The Friends of Hesed House invites the community to participate in its first-ever golf outing Aug. 26 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, 2245 Kennedy Road, Bristol. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and will lunch from...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Funeral services for storyteller: A 75-year-old Northbrook woman died after collapsing Sunday at the Illinois storytelling festival in Spring Grove. Lisa Derman, a Holocaust survivor, was telling her story of the Holocaust when she collapsed....
Gambler Pleads Guilty to Taking Baseball Funds
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer A former Elk Grove Village Youth Baseball commissioner admitted Monday that he stole baseball money to feed his gambling addiction - just as news of another investigation targeting him emerged. ...
Geneva Picks First Manager of Downtown Development
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer A decade ago, when you thought of business in Geneva, you thought downtown. Now, big-box chains along Randall Road might come to mind first. Soon a growing number of stores east of the Fox River and...
Growth Sparks New Ward Map for Batavia
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer Extensive residential growth on Batavia's west and southeast sides during the last 10 years is prompting a redesign of the city's seven wards by a committee of aldermen and city staff. "We have...
Gurnee Sticks to Policy on Use of Community Room
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer In a debate that surfaced for the third time in 10 months, a majority of Gurnee officials said they don't want to tighten the screws on allowed uses for a village hall community room. The debate...
Heat, Economy to Blame for Smaller Fair Crowds
Byline: Devin Hester Daily Herald Staff Writer The sweltering heat and sluggish economy are being blamed for a 25,000 drop in attendance at this year's Lake County Fair. Nevertheless, fair organizers say they are pleased with how things turned...
Heat Slows Santa's Village Attendance
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer This summer's streak of steamy hot days has boosted attendance at the Racing Rapids Water Park in East Dundee but melted away some business at neighboring Santa's Village Amusement Park. And...
Here's the Scoop on Huntley's Dog Ordinance
Byline: Patrick Garmoe & Jennifer Patterson Because Huntley village hall has recently received several phone calls with people asking various questions about what is, and what is not allowed when it comes to dogs, they've asked me to reiterate...
His Love of McHenry County Fair Comes Full Circle
Byline: Amy E. Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer Not that many years ago, Chris Dahm was showing steer at the McHenry County Fair as a member of 4-H. These days he's helping to coordinate all of the 4-Hers, as well as every other exhibitor...
Hoffman Estates Board Holds Brainstorming Session
Byline: Kimbriell Granderson Daily Herald Staff Writer The ideas of today could be the goals of tomorrow. The Hoffman Estates village board recently retreated to gather their thoughts on ways to improve the village. The ideas they came up with...
Household Reshapes Roles for 10 Executives
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Household International Inc. said Monday it has shifted the responsibilities of 10 senior executives, including the appointment of David A. Schoenholz to the newly created position of president...
How License Plate Figures in Abortion Debate
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Political Writer Jim Finnegan spends winters in Florida, driving a car with a special license plate that allows him to express his lifelong opposition to abortion. "Choose Life," reads the yellow plate on his Buick...
Injuries from Crash Take Life of Warrenville Man
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Ed Mendez was a thoughtful son, devoted brother and friend to everybody, his mother said Monday after making funeral arrangements for her oldest child. The 26-year-old Warrenville man died Sunday...
Kimball Farms Residents Complain about Wet Yards
Byline: Tom O'Konowitz Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents in a new Carpentersville subdivision want something done about the water pooling in their back yards. And trustees have stopped the issuance of building permits to the developer until...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Business program launches: Part of the shuttered Outboard Marine Corp. building in Waukegan will be used for a project to help grow small, start-up businesses. Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk joined Waukegan Mayor Richard Hyde and other officials...
Libertyville Starts 2nd Division Tourney with Streator
Byline: Joe Aguilar Daily Herald Sports Writer After his players won a summer vacation Saturday to Oglesby for this week's Second Division tournament, Libertyville Bandits coach Larry Short revealed to them where they could be traveling in a couple...
Major Roadwork to Begin on Route 53/I-290 Next Year
Q. I read about some construction taking place on Route 53. The article said this would be in preparation for next year's major project. I was wondering what that project will entail and what drivers should expect? - M. T., Elk Grove Village...
Mets Defeat Cubs 7-5 in Playoffs
Youth baseball Mets 7, Cubs 5: In the Wheatland Athletic Association, the Guardian Electric Mets defeated the Cubs 7-5 in their first playoff game. The Cubs got off to an early start with three runs in the first inning off singles by Andy Toschak...
Morton Manor Teeters on Brink of Destruction but Some Question Whether It's Worth Saving
Byline: Diana Wallace Daily Herald Staff Writer Its occupants have included a country gentleman from a prominent family and a wealthy financier-turned-Biblical-prophecy author. Its grounds have been roamed by camels and ostriches and, to this...
Naperville Exports Baseball to Slovakia
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer The 15 ambassadors leaving Naperville today for Nitra, Slovakia, are carrying more than the usual diplomatic baggage. Alongside souvenirs of their hometown, the travelers have packed dozens of...
Naperville's Summer 'Mini-Olympics' Swimmers Represent 20 Subdivisions in Annual City Meet
Byline: Barbara stryk Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville residents spend a lot of time helping their kids have fun. It's sort of the Naperville way. Their help extends beyond a ride to soccer practice or a shopping spree at a sporting goods...
No Barriers to Biking Special Cycles Give Freedom to Disabled
Byline: Jim Baumann Daily Herald Tri-Cities Editor It wasn't just one thing that led Hal Honeyman to expand the family business five years ago. Sure, he had to find a way to take a bike shop, whose business falls precipitously once summer is...
One-on-One Vernon Hills Police Program Gives Young People Positive Role Models
Byline: Mick Zawislak Daily Herald Staff Writer His grades had been dropping and there were other troubling signs, like sneaking cigarettes. But when Laura's 14-year-old son used her credit card without permission to order items online, she immediately...
Overturned Ban on Beer a Boon to Local Golfers Change in State Law Puts Fox Run Brew Cart Back on the Green
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Golfers now can raise a glass along with their clubs on the park district green in Elk Grove Village. The park district had voluntarily stopped selling beer from a cart last spring at Fox Run Golf...
Parents Back New All-Day Kindergarten
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer For most Fox River Grove kindergartners, their very first day of school will also be an entire day. Fox River Grove School District 3 will start its first all-day program for kindergartners when...
Park District Expands to New Building
Byline: Matt Arado Daily Herald Staff Writer A building that will allow the River Trails Park District to improve and expand its programs in the future also will serve as the temporary home of the village's human services department. Park district...
Police Reports
Batavia - A concrete saw was taken from King Edward Concrete, 1124 W. Wilson St., between 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday. Police say someone pried open a side door to enter the business and took the saw valued at $1,000. - A front window...
Police Reports
Woman says man stole cash from car wash Approximately $450 in cash was stolen and the face plate of a car wash cash box was broken around 11:15 a.m. Sunday at Amoco, 380 N. LaFox St., in South Elgin. When a customer at the car wash saw a man...
Prosecutors Drop Case after Victim Unable to Identify Attacker after Nine Years
Byline: Charles Keeshan Daily Herald Staff Writer McHenry County prosecutors reluctantly dropped an attempted murder charge against a Chicago man Monday after the victim said he can no longer identify the man as his attacker. Robert Escorza,...
Quicker Breast Cancer Therapy New Treatment Will Cut Down on Radiation Therapy, Hospital Says
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer New medical technology making its Northwest suburban debut promises to give some breast cancer patients a faster recovery from surgery. Even though surgeons routinely perform lumpectomies - the removal...
Razov and Wolff Ready for Fire's Stretch Run
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer The Chicago Fire has been blessed to have both Ante Razov and Josh Wolff on its front line the last five seasons. But the Fire has been cursed as well. "As much as have had these guys with us...
Safety Education Program Gets Green Light for Mundelein Schools
Byline: Devin Hester Daily Herald Staff Writer When disaster strikes in Mundelein, it may soon be the children who are looking out for the adults' safety. Thanks to a $1,000 donation by the Mundelein Community Women's Club, the fire department...
Sayers: Expect Tougher Going for Thomas This Season
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer BOURBONNAIS - With Bears training camp only an hour or so away from Chicagoland, fans who normally don't make the summer trip have already made an appearance. Monday's most notable visitor was Hall...
'Scarlet Letter' Removed from Scores of Students with Disabilities
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer ACT Inc. is joining a growing number of testing agencies that no longer will alert college admission counselors when students need extra time to take an entrance exam. Called flagging, it's a practice...
Schaumburg Wins Appeal in Mansion Battle
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the village of Schaumburg in the three-year battle over the placement of vinyl siding on the historic Kern-Schmidt mansion. The ruling, made Friday,...
Schools Plan to Make Up Shortfall
Byline: Patrick Waldron Daily Herald Staff Writer The Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperation will increase its budget for the next school year to cover the $340,000 deficit the five-district program had in 2001-02. Mid-Valley operates in...
Springsteen's New Album Waves Flag with Questions
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic 'The Rising' Bruce Springsteen out of four When the success of "Born in the U.S.A." earned Bruce Springsteen his stripes as America's favorite populist rocker, he wore them on both sides of...
State Set to Announce Route of Controversial Outerbelt
Byline: David R. Kazak Daily Herald Staff Writer Though state transportation leaders already have chosen a specific corridor of land on which they hope to build an outerbelt expressway someday, that pick won't be announced until Wednesday. ...
Summer's Already through for Some Dist. 21 Students
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer The leaves haven't changed color yet and the air is more muggy than it is crisp, but that didn't stop some students in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21 from beginning classes at three different...
Teen Report Gives Adults Higher Grades
Byline: Teresa Mask Daily Herald Staff Writer Their response to the ongoing "War on Terrorism" helped adults earn higher marks on this year's national report card by teens. Adults clearly stepped up to the plate to help in the aftermath of...
The Briefs
Donate blood this week in Streamwood hall Streamwood's quarterly blood drive takes place from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at village hall, 301 E. Irving Park Road. You cannot donate if you have been out of the country within the last year or if you...
The Briefs
Palatine Rotary raising money for memorial The Palatine Rotary Club will host a party on top of Palatine's new parking deck the evening of Sept. 13, where proceeds will be used to pay for a memorial plaza in downtown Palatine to honor Palatine...
The Briefs
Meet the mayors in Lake Zurich area Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce is offering the business community a chance to talk with the leaders of six area villages about the business climate in these communities. This special breakfast with the...
The Briefs
Health fair for seniors, disabled next week The Senior Health & Resource Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Prairie Center for the Arts, 201 Schaumburg Court, Schaumburg. The program will help senior citizens, disabled...
The Briefs
Used book sale comes to library this week The Friends of the Library's Summerfest Used Book Sale and Silent Auction is set this weekend. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library,...
The Briefs
Bilingual workshops offered in Elgin Templo Calvario Ministries in Elgin will offer two free, bilingual programs through its Hand in Hand Community Services program. The first program, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, will offer information on purchasing...
The Briefs
Immunization clinic set at Good Shepherd The monthly Child Immunization Clinic sponsored by Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital and the Lake County Health Department will take place at the Foglia YMCA, 1025 Old McHenry Road, Lake Zurich 4 p.m. to...
The Briefs
Crystal Lake concert to feature jazz tonight The Crystal Lake Park District's Concert in the Park tonight will feature Jazz Spectrum. The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Crystal Lake Main Beach band shell. The program lasts 60 to 90 minutes....
The Briefs
Registration open for Fox River Duathlon Registration is open for the third annual Fox River Duathlon, benefiting the Fox River Chapter of the American Red Cross. The duathlon, a 5K run followed by a 25K bicycle ride, followed by another 5K...
The Mild Ones Expecting to Encounter a Rough Crowd at Suburban Biker Bars, We Instead Find School Volunteers and Charity Helpers
Byline: Hilary Shenfeld Daily Herald Staff Writer It was a Saturday afternoon, but we still expected to find rampant bar brawls and lascivious, leather-clad men. After all, these were biker bars and even a visit during the day should turn up...
There's a New Grill in Town
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer It's only been a couple of weeks since one of Wauconda's best- known restaurants closed its doors to the public. That changes today, however, as the new owners of the former Biloxi Grill reopen...
Trade Winds Intensify Alomar Becomes Third Sox Player Shipped out for More Pitching
Byline: Lindsey Willhite Daily Herald Sports Writer Remember when the White Sox and their fans were required to Come Ready to Play? Those days seem as far away as the April 1 afternoon in Seattle when the Sox' victorious opening-day lineup...
Traylor Sets Tone
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer BOURBONNAIS - Leave it to an old pro like Keith Traylor to set the tone right from the get-go in the Bears' first practice of the season in pads Monday morning. Traylor, slimmed down and looking...
Trustee Eyes School Board Seat in Dist. 21
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer Worried that some special education and bilingual students are not efficiently being integrated into regular classrooms in Wheeling Township Elementary District 21, Wheeling Trustee Pat Horcher said...
Two Men Arrested after One Injured in Shooting at House Party in Elgin
Byline: Gene Haschak Daily Herald Staff Writer Two men were being held in jail Monday after a gang-related shooting at an Elgin house party left one person injured over the weekend, police said. Police arrested a Hanover Park man they believe...
Year-Round Students Answer First Bell
Byline: C. L. Waller Daily Herald Staff Writer With clean athletic shoes, neatly combed hair and unbroken crayons, students at Lincoln School in Mundelein launched a new school year Monday. The year-round elementary school, which opened seven...
Youth Sports
The Geneva Baseball Association's 12-year-olds travel team, the Vikings, play in the Bronco and the Fox Valley leagues as well as in tournaments. It recently finished the Bronco League's post- season tournament. The tournament pitted the top...
Youth Sports
The Fox Valley Titans traveled to Memphis to participate in the Dizzy Dean All-Star Classic baseball tournament on June 21. The Titans won the championship 5-0. The Titans opened play against Batesville with an 11-10 win. Alex Beckmann began...