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 28, 2002

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'94 Memo Urges Ryan to Avert Scandal Governor Denies Seeing Memo in Which Fawell Suggests Dismantling the Inspector General's Office Investigating Fund-Raising Tactics
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer Gov. George Ryan's former secretary of state chief of staff wrote a 1994 memo urging Ryan to fire internal investigators probing fund-raising tactics that prosecutors say led to the illegal sale...
A Final Look Back at 9 Years at U-46 Edwards Helped Lead Troubled District with $29 Million Deficit to One That Was Able to Set Aside $18 Million in Reserve Fund
Byline: Anna Johnson Daily Herald Staff Writer Marvin Edwards planned to arrive at his office by 7:30 a.m. today, just as he's done for the past nine years as superintendent of Elgin Area School District U-46. His schedule today is still wound...
After 7,000 More Job Cuts, How Thin Can Motorola Run?
Byline: Eric Krol Daily Herald Staff Writer Leaders at Schaumburg-based Motorola Inc. have delivered the dour news of job cuts about a dozen times the past 18 months, on many occasions offering hope that this time would be the last. Top brass...
A Musical Past Wayne Ranch Home Still Has Reminders of Its Former Life as a Dance Pavilion
Byline: Deborah Donovan Daily Herald Real Estate Writer Run your hands over the stucco made with broken bottles that surrounds the old ticket window. Lounge in the shade of 30 or more tall trees and peek past a few remaining cottages for a glimpse...
Another Successful Day for ICF
Byline: Mike Jackson Daily Herald Outdoors Writer Mark my words. I predict the Illinois state legislature and its pork-barreling overseers will someday find a way to foul up the fund-raising machinery now in place for the Illinois Conservation...
A Question of Balance Karma Shines in the Kitchen, but Spotty Service Needs Help
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor The sauces reined supreme, the Peking duck crispy, the lobster sublime. If I judged restaurants purely by the food, Karma would rate as one of my favorites of all time. But service plays such...
Artist Hosts Wine Dinner, Art Preview at Va Pensiero
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Here's what's happening on the Chicagoland dining scene. Special dinners Wine dinner includes a touch of the artist. Artist Elisabetta Franchini hosts a wine dinner and preview of her latest...
Astra Continues Her March toward Beverly D
Byline: Joseph Kristufek Daily Herald Handicapper After Astra's ninth-place finish as the 3-5 favorite in the 2001 Beverly D. (G1), racing fans nationwide were left shaking their heads. She had won six of her seven previous starts and was the...
Aurora's Barge Puts Hollywood Casino on Top Shelf
Byline: Fred Renzey Daily Herald Correspondent A couple of weeks ago, Hollywood Casino in Aurora completed the opening of its new single level floating barge. You'd never guess it's on water. It's spacious, glamorous, has 18-foot-high coffered...
Aviation Entrepreneurs Share Their Wares
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Pilots, mechanics, business owners and even some with just a hint of curiosity about private jets shuffled by the hundreds through a regional business aviation exposition Thursday at the DuPage Airport....
Bad 'Deeds' Adam Sandler Goes to Town with Juvenile Antics That Defile a Classic
Byline: Peter Gianopulos Daily Herald Correspondent "Mr. Deeds" out of four Opens today Screenplay by Tim Herlihy. Produced by Sidney Ganis and Jack Giarraputo. Directed by Steven Brill. A Columbia Pictures release. Rated PG-13 (language,...
Batavia to Survey Some Residents on Options to Improve City Water
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer By summer's end, the city of Batavia may have a resolution on how to decrease radium levels in the water supply and to increase water output for a growing population. A letter and a survey were...
Best & Brightest
- Dennis G Dracup, Grayslake, received a bachelor's of business management degree and graduated cum laude from Western Illinois University in Macomb following the spring semester. - Cassie A. Jeffries, Round Lake Beach, received a bachelor's ...
Blackjack's Forced to Shut Down for 3 Weeks
Byline: Kara Spak Daily Herald Staff Writer Blackjack's, Kane County's most notorious "gentleman's club," will be shuttered for three weeks and its owner will pay a $10,000 fine for illicit activities that occurred during an October raid by county...
Cable TV Package Approved, but Not the One AT&T Favored
Byline: Scott Ray and Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writers What initially appeared to be a routine agreement between the village of Lake in the Hills and AT&T Comcast instead became a lightning rod for controversy Thursday night. The...
Candidate Asks for Probe of Daniels' Campaign Tactics
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - Federal prosecutors are now investigating whether the Illinois House Republican operation led by Elmhurst lawmaker Lee Daniels broke any laws during past campaigns. Illinois...
Club News
Softball Rain, the bane of baseball, lately has kept the Sun City Softball League teams from going to bat at Eakin Field. With few games to report, team standings on games that were played put Huntley Travel Agency Travelers in first place...
Colleagues Defend Indicted Museum President
Byline: Natasha Korecki Daily Herald Staff Writer Colleagues of the president and director of the Chicago Athenaeum at Schaumburg say they're standing behind him, despite a three-count federal indictment that says he fleeced sponsors out of more...
Concert Series Receives Encore; Kids' Concerts Added to Mix
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer Round Lake Area Park District's two summer concert series for children and families begin this week. The Sunday night summer concert series is in its second year, following a successful inaugural...
Corporate Fliers Huddle at DuPage Forum
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Jet charter services and corporate fleets are awaiting some type of federal regulation on security procedures that most already employ. "The changes are coming," said Gil Wolin, a charter operator...
Country Music Fest Adds Spark to Music Lineup
Byline: Jamie Zern Daily Herald Staff Writer The Taste of Chicago is not simply a festival for foodies. Sure, food fans can sample the best of Chicago restaurants, but those with an appetite for music will find this year's lineup of free concerts...
Dist. 202 Balks at Plan for Downtown
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Jaywalkers face few threats in downtown Lisle. In fact, when rush hour is over, pedestrians can amble across Main Street's four lanes with little danger of encountering serious traffic. The sluggish...
Dist. 95: New Principal Has Vision for Future
Byline: Jason J. King Daily Herald Staff Writer The Lake Zurich District 95 school board didn't have to look far for a new principal for Lake Zurich High School, naming Scott Kasik, a village resident and former administrator in the Deerfield-Highland...
Drug Test Policies Not Likely to Change, Area Schools Say
Byline: James Fuller and Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writers Despite a ruling by the Supreme Court Thursday that gave permission to test students involved in extracurricular activities for drugs, most schools throughout the suburbs said such...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Addison apartment fire: Twelve apartments had to be evacuated when an electrical fire broke out in the utility room of the Addison apartment building. No one was hurt, and the fire was confined to the downstairs room of the building at 639 Meadows...
Editorials
Ruling misinterprets the pledge For 62 years, Americans recited the Pledge of Allegiance without declaring that the republic was one nation "under God." That's the way the pledge was offered from its origin in 1892 until 1954, when Congress inserted...
Entertaining Opera Zimmerman, Glass Team Up to Stage Beautiful 'Galileo Galilei'
Byline: Jack Helbig Daily Herald Correspondent "Galileo Galilei" Mini-review: Gorgeous Location: The Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago Times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 8...
Entwhistle Died before He Got Old
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic John Entwistle, the bass player for The Who whose rumbling bass leads on songs like "My Generation" single-handedly advanced rock rhythm playing, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 57. The British...
Ex-Lawmaker Released on Bond in Bribe Scandal
Byline: Shamus Toomey Daily Herald Staff Writer Former Streamwood state Rep. Roger "The Hog" Stanley was released by a federal judge Thursday after agreeing not to leave the area and posting as bond a suburban building he co-owns with a man now...
Family Fare How to Survive the Taste with Your Family in Tow
Byline: Deborah Pankey Daily Herald Food Editor The scoop What: Taste of Chicago Where: Grant Park, between Lakeshore Drive, Monroe and Balbo When: Today through July 7; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, till 8 p.m. July 7 Tickets: Admission...
Family Fest Is Also a Gathering of Friends
Byline: Deborah Kadin Daily Herald Staff Writer One thing 13-year-old Kristi Nuzzo thought about all year was what she was going to do for four days in June. That planning became a reality Thursday. She and her friends arrived at 5 p.m. to...
Fate Leads Willis Full Circle Standout Prospect Still Hopes to Make It to Wrigley Field - as Cubs' Foe
Byline: Joe Bush Daily Herald Sports Writer It's funny how life chases its tail. Kane County left-hander Dontrelle Willis made a name for himself last summer with an 8-2 record and a 2.98 ERA for Boise of the short-season Class A Northwest...
Festival Boosts Image of Prospect Hts. in Suburbs
Byline: Cass Cliatt Daily Herald Staff Writer As one of the first festivals of the summer, Prospect Heights SummerFest drew residents from across the suburbs, but it was one of the city's own that won the much anticipated Harley raffle. Bob...
FitzGerald's Fest Hosts Array of Top Artists
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic In addition to Dave Alvin (see related story this page), FitzGerald's annual four-day festival hosts an array of top-notch jazz, country, R&B, pop and blues talent, including Otis Clay, Kurt ...
Five Minutes with a Sun City Neighbor
Byline: Gail Cohen Daily Herald Correspondent Like many Sun Citians, Nancy Brown was convinced her story wouldn't be of interest to SunBurst readers, yet she graciously humored us and agreed to be profiled. Talk about understatement. We could...
For the Love of the Game Families Enjoy Lisle's Summer Tee- Ball League
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer Jim Herring paces in front of his players, the epitome of a motivational coach. "What are you doing, going for a Sunday stroll?" he barks with a grin at one of the unhurried athletes, who's taking...
Fox Lake to Fund Park with $1.4 Million Loan
Byline: Lee Filas Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox Lake officials opted this week to obtain a bank loan for the purchase of a waterfront park rather than pay for the 6 acres out of the village's coffers. The park, located on Nippersink Drive just...
Fox River Grove Village Board Tables Burning Ban
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer Fox River Grove Village President Stephen Tasch broke a tie vote Thursday night and voted in favor of tabling a decision on a leaf burning ban in the village. Tasch agreed with Trustee Michael Ireland,...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Local officer getting FBI training: On July 7, Deputy Chief Chris Merritt of the South Elgin police department will begin a 10-week training course sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Quantico, Va., for police officials from all...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
City sets July 4 parking rules: To accommodate traffic on the Fourth of July, the city of St. Charles is limiting parking on several streets. The fireworks display begins at 9:30 p.m. at Pottawatomie Park, North Avenue and North Second Avenue....
Getting out & About
Byline: Beth Sneller Daily Herald Staff Writer This weekend a singing dog, a narcissistic know-it-all, a Beethoven-obsessed pianist, a blanket-toting philosopher, a whiny tag-along and a wishy-washy worrier will take the stage at Naperville Central...
Grab Paddle for Free Kayaking in Arlington Lake
Byline: Corrie Cutrer Daily Herald Staff Writer Outdoor lovers will have the opportunity this weekend to try their hand at sea kayaking free of charge. Representatives from The Northwest Passage, an adventure travel company in Wilmette, will...
Grayslake Family Picnic, Fireworks Set for Sunday
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Grayslake is hoping its residents are up for a picnic Sunday. In its fifth year, the Grayslake Family Picnic and Fireworks will run from noon to 10 p.m. at Central Park in the village's downtown...
Group Formed to Fight Power Plant Disbands
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer After coming together to fight a Bartlett natural gas power plant, Citizens Advocating Responsible Environments has disbanded because of waning interest, according to members. The group has decided...
Gurnee Plans First Fourth of July Fete
Byline: Bob Susnjara Daily Herald Staff Writer Gurnee is getting on board with scores of other Lake County towns now that it has an official Fourth of July celebration. Organizers said the inaugural July 4 event, set for the Warren Township...
Have Yourself One Bang-Up Fourth of July
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer Anyone who can't find a Fourth of July celebration next week isn't looking very hard. Towns and cities throughout Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane and McHenry counties will host Independence Day celebrations,...
Hewitt's Public Offering a Big Hit
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Hewitt Associates LLC went public on Thursday as the limited partnership beat the odds with a strong initial public offering. The Lincolnshire-based human resource outsourcing and consulting...
Hey, Arnold! Your Animated Movie Coulda Been a Lot Better!
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "Hey Arnold! The Movie" 1/2 out of four Opens today Written by Craig Bartlett and Steve Viksten. Produced by Craig Bartlett and Albie Hecht. Directed by Tuck Tucker. A Paramount Pictures release....
Hoffman Estates Fires Police Officer Fight with Colleague, Other Charges Lead to Dismissal by Village's Police and Fire Commission
Byline: Sue Ter Maat Daily Herald Staff Writer The Hoffman Estates Police and Fire Commission has fired a 35- year-old police officer accused of assaulting a fellow officer last year. The board determined that Gerald Chapala was "not fit to...
Home of the Great Ones the Best Players Show Up on Cue at Chris's Billiards
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer The phones rang and the regulars buzzed last Wednesday at Chris's Billiards as word spread a big match was in the works. Marco, the local pro and house favorite, and Piggy, his South Side counterpart,...
How New Surgical Procedure at Hospital May Ease Knee Pain
Byline: Jon Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer A new surgical tool debuts this morning at Northwest Community Hospital, offering the prospect of pain relief for people who suffer from arthritis in the knee. The UniSpacer, a small, kidney bean-shaped...
How You Can Get to the Taste with Least Amount of Hassle
Byline: Elizabeth Davis Daily Herald Staff Writer The annual dilemma-how to get to the Taste - is best answered by going straight to the bottom line: take public transportation. CTA, Metra and the city of Chicago Special Events office are changing...
Hundley Apologizes for Flippant Gesture
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Todd Hundley was flipping mad during Wednesday's 8-6 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. As Hundley rounded first base after hitting a sixth-inning home run, an ESPN TV camera caught him making an obscene...
Judge Deals Blow to Suit by Taco Bell Alderman's Comments Not Libelous, Judge Says
Byline: Tona Kunz Daily Herald Staff Writer Ron Singer never considered skipping his golf game to attend a court hearing where he stands accused of libel because he considers the lawsuit frivolous. And on Thursday Kane County circuit court...
Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Asphalt Plant Lawsuit
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer A judge ruled Tuesday against a motion by Kane County to dismiss a lawsuit filed against a county official by those opposing the construction of an asphalt plant near Carpentersville. "I'm pretty...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Aquatic herbicide application: The Fox Waterway Agency, in conjunction with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, will spread an aquatic herbicide July 9 on the shorelines and channels...
Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Wants to Charge for Inspections
Byline: James Fuller Daily Herald Staff Writer Developers coming to the north Barrington area soon may see increased costs coming from fire inspection and planning services. The Lake Zurich Fire Rescue Department plans to charge villages it...
Learning Silent Language Students Let Hands Do Talking in Class
Byline: Garry Winter Daily Herald Correspondent Talking with their hands comes quite naturally for many people, so a group of Sun Citians are finding little difficulty learning how to converse in sign language. Some of the 11 students in Mary...
Local Judge Backs Open Defiance of Pledge Ruling
Byline: Tony Gordon Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer One day after a California appellate court ruled the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, Lake County Circuit Judge Christopher Starck issued his own unsolicited dissenting opinion. ...
Local Kids Recognized for Volunteer Work
Byline: Maura Possley Daily Herald Staff Writer These kids care and are being recognized for it. Nine local youths recently were awarded for their volunteer efforts throughout their communities. Out of 9,000 nominations - more than double...
Long-Awaited Park Takeover of Nine School Ball Fields Begins
Byline: Rukmini Callimachi Daily Herald Staff Writer After nearly three years of fine- toothed-comb negotiations, the Streamwood Park District is finally ready taking control of nine soccer, baseball and softball fields at local U-46 schools....
Lower Interest Rates Equal Big Savings for Flood Relief
Byline: Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Staff Writer The village of Palatine issued $10 million in bonds this week, making money available to start the first phase of the flood implementation plan. In April, the village council approved a plan...
Made in America Dave Alvin Digs Up His Roots
Byline: Mark Guarino Daily Herald Music Critic The Scoop What: Dave Alvin at 11 p.m. Saturday at FitzGerald's 21st Annual American Music Festival Where: FitzGerald's, 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn When: Wednesday through July 6. See story...
Maher, 'Incorrect' Depart the Airwaves
Byline: Ted Cox TV/Radio critic Remotely interesting: Bill Maher signs off as host of "Politically Incorrect" at 12:05 a.m. Saturday - that's tonight, for daily readers - on WLS Channel 7. The show's passing is really a non-event in Chicago,...
Manager's Vision Guided Village for 22 Years
Byline: Carmen Greco Jr. Daily Herald Staff Writer Greg Bielawski was a hotshot assistant city administrator from fast-growing Naperville when he decided to leave to take the village manager's job in Carol Stream in 1980. He arrived just in...
Men Indicted on Charges of Killing Carol Stream Teen
Byline: Christy Gutowski Daily Herald Legal Affairs Writer Two men accused of murdering a 14-year-old Carol Stream girl after offering her a ride home from school were indicted Thursday in DuPage County. Skyler M. Chambers, 21, and Turner Reeves...
Milestone Moments
Hot dogs and golf: July 13 is the big day for Jasperwocky Backyard Nerf Golf. The course will be behind Black Oak Trail starting at Cold Springs Drive - following the contour of the wetlands to Bob and Peg Hurrie's backyard (12398 Black Oak Trail)....
Naperville Council Split on Filling Vacancy Both Candidates Are Interviewed by Members, but No Decision Made after Two-Hour Debate
Byline: Susan Stevens Daily Herald Staff Writer This may be the closest election either Judith Brodhead or Darlene Senger ever faced. The two women are the finalists for an appointment to the Naperville City Council, whose members appear split...
New Government Center Annexation Benefits Considered
Byline: Amy Williams Daily Herald Staff Writer The costs of annexing McHenry County's new government center to the city of Woodstock are going down, but officials still do not know if the process will be beneficial in the long run. And as they...
Newman Kicks Back for a Chat
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic You know him as an Oscar-winning actor, a salad dressing king, an ace racecar driver and a charity mogul. But a sit-down comic? Paul Newman kept the national press laughing Thursday morning at Chicago's...
No Mystery Why Young Scientists like Camp
Byline: Marni Pyke Daily Herald Staff Writer Instead of s'mores, Red Rover and endless renditions of "The Hokey Pokey," summer campers in Lisle focused their energies this week on neutrons and protons. Members of "Summer Sleuths," based at...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Abortion photos stun motorists: The anti-abortion group Pro-Life Action League stopped traffic in Wheeling and Buffalo Grove Thursday by displaying graphic pictures of aborted fetuses at major intersections. Police were on hand in Wheeling to...
OCC Board OKs Budget for Travel to Conferences
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Though Oakton Community College trustees approved spending about $28,000 to attend conferences next school year, they may not attend them all. Before they unanimously approved the travel expenses,...
Opponents to School Name Change Making Views Known at Cary Days
Byline: Max Seigle Daily Herald Staff Writer At this weekend's Cary Days, visitors can enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment and a fish boil. They also may be asked to sign a petition against the naming of the new junior high in town after...
Oscar-Winning Drama Goes Inside Mind of a Genius
Byline: Jeff Tuckman Daily Herald Correspondent The following video titles arrive at local stores this week: "A Beautiful Mind" (2001, Universal, 136 minutes, Rated PG-13, $22.98; also available on special-edition DVD) Winner of four Academy...
'Peanut's Walk for Life' Fights Drunk Driving in Victim's Name
Byline: Kate Grusich Daily Herald Staff Writer For Chester and Cathy Stanley, it's hard to find any glimmer of good in the tragedy of their daughter's death last year, a death caused at the hands of a repeat drunken driver. And yet, they have...
Plenty of Blame to Go around in Latest Cubs Loss
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer Yes, Antonio Alfonseca gave up a game-tying triple to Reggie Taylor in the ninth inning. Yes, Cubs manager Don Baylor chose to intentionally walk Sean Casey in the 10th, only to see the move blow...
Police Reports
Elgin man kidnapped, carjacked at gunpoint Elgin police are continuing to investigate the hijacking of a 1985 Oldsmobile Delta 88 from the 300 block of Prairie Street Thursday morning. The owner of the vehicle, a 44-year-old Elgin man, said...
Protecting Our Seniors Nurse Helping County Keep Track of Elder Abuse
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy Daily Herald Staff Writer Monitoring for possible elder abuse in public and private nursing facilities is tricky, and it takes a trained eye to spot holes in the system. But, Lake County nurse and gerontologist Sharon...
Residents Enjoy the Many Options Creekside Offers
Byline: Beth Gorr Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $200,000 to $300,000 Age of homes: 35 years old Schools: Central Road Elementary and Plum Grove Junior High schools in Palatine Township Elementary District 15 and Fremd High School...
Revamped North Pond Brings Sophistication to Lincoln Park
Byline: Ernest J. Schweit Daily Herald Assistant Features Editor The Scoop What: North Pond Where: 2610 N. Canon Drive (Lincoln Park), Chicago Cuisine: Seasonal, ingredient-driven American Phone: (773) 477-5845 It wouldn't be hard...
Roselle's July Fourth Concert Is Coming Back
Byline: Melynda Findlay Daily Herald Staff Writer An old Fourth of July tradition will become new again in Roselle. After an absence of about six years, the village will hold an Independence Day concert called "A Roselle Fourth" 8 p.m. at Lake...
Sharp Dialogue, Fun Score Suit Pleasing 'Clothes'
Byline: Dann Gire Daily Herald Film Critic "The Emperor's New Clothes" 1/2 out of four Opens today Written by Kevin Molony. Produced by Uberto Pasolini. Directed by Alan Taylor. A Paramount Classics release. At Pipers Alley in Chicago...
Sheriff Put on Spot for Jail Info
Byline: David R. Kazak Daily Herald Staff Writer A Kane County board member who said he believes Sheriff Ken Ramsey is withholding information about the county's troubled jail filed a Freedom of Information Act Thursday to force Ramsey's hand....
The Big Question Can Women's Pro Sports Make It in Chicago Market?
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer When the Bulls asked for $100 deposits on season tickets for a possible WNBA team, many were surprised they couldn't get 1,000 responses in a market of 9 million. Nick Paul wasn't one of them. ...
The Briefs
Streamwood takes on National Night Out Streamwood will join 10,000 communities nationwide, including Bartlett and Hanover Park, Aug. 6 to celebrate "National Night Out," an event geared towards invigorating neighborhood spirit and forming ties...
The Briefs
See Civil War history come alive July 4 The Palatine Historical Society will have a Civil War living history presentation July 4, featuring Taylor's Battery First Illinois Light Artillery. The demonstration will be held on the grounds of the...
The Briefs
Dist. 214 will intervene in certain tax appeals Northwest Suburban High School District 214 board members have approved a blanket resolution authorizing the district to intervene on any property tax appeals in excess of $300,000. The district...
The Briefs
Dinosaurs, evolution topics of conference A free children's conference on the accuracy of the biblical Book of Genesis, the creation versus evolution debate and the mystery of dinosaurs, is coming to Rolling Meadows. The free session is July 27...
The Briefs
Library computer classes now available in Spanish The Des Plaines Public Library will continue its series of free Spanish language computer classes for the public during the summer. Classes will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Fridays, July 5, 12,...
The Briefs
Barrington Hills police officers are honored Three Barrington Hills police officers were honored, one posthumously, by the village board this week. The badge of former Sgt. William Alberts, who joined the force in 1985 and died in 1995 from a...
The Briefs
Bensenville Scouts to serve up breakfast Bensenville Cub Scout Pack 94 will host its sixth annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Alexis Church, 400 W. Wood St. Scouts will serve pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee....
The Briefs
Wheaton North senior receives scholarship The Wheaton Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago has announced that Cathy Martyn, a senior from Wheaton North High School, is the recipient of the society's annual scholarship. The award is...
The Briefs
Barbershop group to sing sweet melodies The Riverside Chorus, a Sweet Adelines group made up of 25 barbershop singers, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, at Church Road and Route 31 in Elgin. The program will feature...
The Briefs
New senior housing plan moving forward A plan to build a seniors-only condominium development is moving ahead in Mundelein. The proposed complex, dubbed the Orchards of Mundelein, could be built on the southwest corner of Midlothian Road and...
The Briefs
LITH police hold final bike rodeo Saturday The Lake in the Hills Police Department will hold the final scheduled bicycle rodeo from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Sunset Park, Miller and Albrecht roads. The rodeo, open to children and teens, consists...
The 'Kim Possible' Dream Can Cartoons Be Judged Not by Their Sex, but by the Content of Their Characters?
Byline: Ted Cox Daily Herald TV/Radio Columnist For years, male characters dominated cartoons - especially on TV on Saturday morning - for a very simple reason. Girls would watch cartoons about boys, but boys refused to watch cartoons about girls....
This Chicagoan Has No Taste for the Crowded Taste
Byline: Mindy Trossman Special to the Daily Herald I won't go. Don't ask me. I didn't go last year or the year before. Or the year before that. In fact, I may be the only Chicagoan who has never been to the Taste of Chicago, and I plan on keeping...
This Team Marches on Newman/Haas Racing Stays Focused on Winning CART Events
Byline: Travis Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Tucked away in a sprawling Lincolnshire office park, one of the most successful and storied auto racing teams prepares for its homecoming this weekend. For Newman/Haas Racing, the preparations...
Tiny Trains Can Draw Big Crowds
Byline: Kristin Netterstrom Daily Herald Staff Writer Charles and Eleanor Montgomery of Lombard have a long-lasting passion for both real and toy trains. Charles had a toy set when he was a kid and Eleanor loves to travel the country by train....