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 August 12, 2006

Airlines Waive Rescheduling Fees
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer Afraid to fly following the thwarted terror plot in Great Britain? Well, many airlines are now ready to let you skate on penalties for changing certain flight plans for the next few days or even...
Algonquin Working to Get Word out on Water System
Byline: Whitney Woodward Daily Herald Staff Writer Algonquin officials spent Friday trying to improve the way they communicate time-sensitive information to residents after having difficulty getting the word out about a villagewide boil order...
A Pinch of Pizza, Handful of History Lou Malnati's Owner Finds Winning Recipe for Restaurant in 1870s Hotel, Tavern at the Corner of Schaumburg and Roselle Roads
Byline: Ames Boykin Daily Herald Staff Writer Chicago-style deep dish pizza enjoyed in a restaurant steeped in history. That's the combination Marc Malnati envisioned when he stopped at a Schaumburg tavern more than 20 years ago in his quest...
A Rhythm All Their Own New Chicago School's Drum Line to Perform Sunday in Glen Ellyn
Byline: Nancy Luebke Daily Herald Correspondent Glen Ellyn residents will find part of Forest Avenue closed down at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. That's when Claremont Academy's drum line will perform in front of First Church of Glen Ellyn, 424 Forest...
Arlington Set for Million It's Showtime for Arlington Park
Byline: Joseph Ryan Daily Herald Staff Writer The spotlight is on Arlington Park today as it hosts Illinois' most celebrated race trio, the International Festival of Racing, headed by the prestigious Arlington Million. Racers in today's Million,...
Back-to-School + Quintuplets = $$$
Byline: Sara Hooker Daily Herald Staff Writer School shopping for your little one tough on the pocketbook? Imagine that times five, or six, in the Collins family's case. This Naperville family, complete with 9-year-old quintuplets and a 13-year-old,...
Batavian Brings Back Community Web Forum
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Weeks after an Internet forum on Batavia issues shut down, another one has sprouted up in its place. Tony Rio, 32, launched www.BataviaBroadsheet.com July 27. Not one person has posted yet,...
Blagojevich Blasts Media
Byline: John Patterson Daily Herald State Government Editor SPRINGFIELD - On Friday, Gov. Rod Blagojevich deflected any personal responsibility for hiring scandals within his administration and berated reporters for focusing on negatives. "My...
Buddhist Relic Exhibit Makes Stop in Wheaton
Byline: Laura Zahn Pohl Daily Herald Correspondent A traveling exhibit of ancient and sacred Buddhist relics will be on display only one place in all of the Chicago area this year - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at the Theosophical Society...
Bumper Crop of Townhouse Options at Violet's Farm
Byline: Sherry Giewald Daily Herald Correspondent Price range: $380,000 to $415,000 Square footage: 2,060 to 2,300 Schools: Concord Elementary and Cass Junior High schools in Cass Elementary District 63 and Hinsdale South High School in Hinsdale...
Businessman, Village Tussling over Rail Money
Byline: Larissa Chinwah Daily Herald Staff Writer Carpentersville's Main Street Bridge could reopen next month, minus one detail. Work on the handrails remains stagnant. Village officials continue to butt heads with a prominent local businessman...
Contreras Grrrrr-Eat Sox Starter Starves Tigers on Three Hits
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer The White Sox have never wavered from their belief that the Detroit Tigers could be caught in the American League Central. A few days ago the odds said no way they could do it, but what was a 10-game...
Court Orders Crash Details Preserved in Fatal Buffalo Grove Crash
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Key items related to a July 23 fatal crash in Buffalo Grove - including 911 tapes and the U-Haul that smashed into a car carrying teenagers - will be preserved as possible evidence in a lawsuit against...
Cuts Leave Dist. 207 with Healthier Budget
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Sliced travel budgets, upped workloads for English teachers and myriad other here-and-there changes - some controversial, some not - have added up to this: a projected Maine Township High School District...
Death Penalty in Play in Elgin Trial
Byline: Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writer An Elgin man charged in the sexual assault and murder of his neighbor lost a bid Friday to have the death penalty he faces ruled unconstitutional. Curtis P. Means, 23, has pleaded not guilty in the...
Dist. 220's Budget in the Black - for Now
Byline: Chad Brooks Daily Herald Staff Writer Residents in Barrington Area Unit District 220 will have the next month to weigh in on the district's proposed $101 million budget. This week, the District 220 school board unanimously approved the...
District 214 Pulls off a Balancing Act
Byline: Erin Holmes Daily Herald Staff Writer Months after officials bleakly projected a $4.4 million deficit, Northwest Suburban High School District 214 is staring at a balanced budget - again. A tentative 2006-07 spending plan, OK'd by the...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Plea coming in Neuqua prank: Prosecutors are expected to reduce a felony burglary charge against two Neuqua Valley High School graduates, arrested after performing a so-called senior prank, in exchange for their plea to a misdemeanor count of...
Editorials
Considered, discarded: Last week's Soapbox suggested Elgin's surveys of out-of-towners about the city's downtown area might better have been accompanied by gift cards from downtown businesses rather than a Starbucks card? Why? There's not a Starbucks...
Editorials
Good work, more work to be done: Great bit of teamwork by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the DuPage County Forest Preserve District and the Bartlett Park District for reaching an agreement that saves the financially troubled James...
Equity Firm Buys Area Packaging Company
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Business Writer Field Container Co., a family-owned paper packaging and folding carton manufacturer, Friday announced its merger with a holding of private equity firm Texas Pacific Group. The Elk Grove Village-based...
Fans, Trainers Ready for Today's Million
Byline: Sheila Ahern Daily Herald Staff Writer Despite the overcast weather, the clouds seemed to have lifted from the Arlington Park racetrack Friday morning. One day after state regulators declared the track safe and one day before the Arlington...
Fires Going Strong with Ride in Million
Byline: John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writer So you're looking for the local athlete to cheer for in today's Arlington Million? This one's a no-brainer if there ever was one. Jockey Earlie Fires is to Arlington Park race track what Ernie...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Cary firefighters' blood drive: The Cary Fire Protection District holds a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Station No. 1, 400 Cary-Algonquin Road. Call Lt. Marty Sroka at (847) 639-2121. Health fair targets women: The Women's Health...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Plea in incident: A man accused of sexual abuse of a 4-year-old girl during the Sugar Grove Corn Boil pleaded not guilty Friday. James M. Ostrowski of Westchester was indicted Tuesday on eight counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one...
Guillen Wants Green Light from Uribe
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer Juan Uribe has been in Ozzie Guillen's doghouse before, but the White Sox manager insists Uribe is not in it now. Still, Guillen and general manager Kenny Williams didn't appear pleased Friday...
Home Security Starts with the Garage Door
Byline: Arlene Arends Daily Herald Staff Writer In the past, kids were taught to keep their house key safe. Now they're told to keep the keypad code a secret. That's because the garage has become the way many people enter their homes. According...
Hospital Agrees to Sell Home but Other House Will Still Be a Group Home
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Edward Hospital is scaling back development plans in the neighborhood adjacent its Naperville campus. After city officials sided with residents over use of two homes bought by the hospital in the...
Huntley to Rally around Wounded Soldier, Family
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer An army of well-wishers plans to converge Sunday in Huntley to support a local family whose son was injured in Afghanistan. "We are expecting a huge crowd," said Patti Wuich, one of the organizers...
Illinois Racing: Where's It Headed? Improved Marketing Methods Seen as One Way to Attract Public
Byline: Mike Spellman and John Leusch Daily Herald Sports Writers Half a century ago, horse racing was where it was at if you were a sports fan. The grandstands were packed, the races were played up big-time in newspapers, and on television,...
Investment Trust Becomes OfficeMax' New Landlord
Byline: Kimberly Pohl Daily Herald Business Writer OfficeMax Inc. is getting used to a new address as it continues consolidating corporate headquarters to Naperville. Now the company will become familiar with a new landlord, as well. Wells...
'I Was Picturing How Hard It Would Be for the Two of Us to Raise These Children, and ... Now I'm on My Own' Four Days after Bearing Twins, Mother Dies, Leaving Their Father to Raise Them
Byline: Hafsa Naz Mahmood Daily Herald Staff Writer Two little blessings came into Michael and Jolanda Person's lives on July 17. Four days later, tragedy struck when Michael's wife and best friend died unexpectedly at the age of 31. Now,...
James R. Lamb
James R. Lamb Funeral services for James R. Lamb, 95, will begin at 9:15 a.m. Monday, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, Joliet Chapel, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, and proceed to the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus for a Mass of Christian Burial...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Jail term extended: A Warren Township man was sentenced to additional time behind bars Friday for escaping from the Lake County jail work release program. Justin Lipp, 22, of 34304 N. Birch Lane, was serving an 18-month sentence for heroin delivery...
Lending a Hand Laurel Hill School Brings Books to Kids
Byline: Emily Ngo Daily Herald Staff Writer It's summer, and most Laurel Hill Elementary School students are enjoying a break from classes and homework. But a break from reading? Unlikely, considering the Hanover Park school is hosting its...
Mane Event Draws Thousands Downtown
Byline: Eileen O. Daday Daily Herald Correspondent The Metropolis Youth Symphony opened Friday's Mane Event in downtown Arlington Heights with a pops concert filled with music from "Wicked" to Andrew Lloyd Webber. The wide-ranging concert drew...
Mayor Pradel Back Home after Surgery
Byline: Jake Griffin Daily Herald Staff Writer Naperville Mayor George Pradel returned home Friday following his release from Edward Hospital after undergoing emergency heart surgery Monday. The 68-year-old mayor said he's looking forward to...
Mayor Stays Put despite Charges
Byline: Georgia Evdoxiadis and Jason King Daily Herald Staff Writers He was arrested and charged with sending child pornography over the Internet, but Tom Adams is still the mayor of Green Oaks. At least for now. Adams' attorney indicated...
Merger of Convenience Analysts Declare 7-Eleven's Buyout of White Hen Is Good Strategic Fit
Byline: Mike Comerford Daily Herald Business Writer Are we going to see Slurpees at White Hen stores or fresh deli counters at 7-Eleven stores? 7-Eleven Inc.' s buyout of White Hen stores this week raises a host of questions, including naming...
New Balls at Coors, but Cubs Blasted Anyway
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer DENVER - The Coors Field "humidor effect" went up in a haze of cigar smoke Friday night, at least as far as the Cubs were concerned. The Colorado Rockies made this place look like the launching...
News on Ash Borer Mixed St. Charles Township Cleared, but Campton Still Quarantined
Byline: Josh Stockinger Daily Herald Staff Writer Fears that tree-killing beetles had buzzed their way into St. Charles Township have been laid to rest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture deemed six trees in the township free of the emerald...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Dist. 214 gives chief raise: Northwest Suburban High School District 214's top leader will get an $8,000 raise going into his second year on the job - a boost OK'd this week by the school board. The 4.6 percent hike will put 35-year-old David...
'One-Stop Shopping' More and More, College Coaches Looking to Clubs to Recruit Players
Byline: Dave Miller Daily Herald Sports Writer Russ Rose's mouth waters when he returns to the Chicago area to recruit players for his Penn State women's volleyball program. "I get to go to Portillo's all the time," Rose said. "I can't tell...
Park Board Looks for Ways to Aid Candidates
Byline: Amy Boerema Daily Herald Staff Writer Potential candidates for the Naperville Park District board will have more information than many of their predecessors did under a plan approved this week. Park officials will create a packet for...
Pitchers Allowing Too Many Stolen Bases
Byline: Tim Sassone Daily Herald Sports Writer If it seems as if more and more teams are running on the White Sox, manager Ozzie Guillen sees it as well. "I don't think they're taking extra bases - stealing more, yes, because our pitchers are...
Police: Defendant Lied about Beating
Byline: Patrick Garmoe Daily Herald Staff Writer Like the finale to a fireworks show, lawyers for the McHenry County state's attorney's office Friday paraded out four law enforcement officers who, in rapid succession, rebutted statements by former...
Police Reports
Carpentersville - Police received reports of gun shots at 12:30 a.m. Thursday on Oxford Road in the Fox View Apartments. Several witnesses said the shots appeared to have come from the Middlesex Road area. Police did not locate the shooter, but...
Police Reports
Batavia - Two Batavia men were arrested at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday on a charge of reckless driving on Kirk Road and Chillem Drive, according to police reports. Police said Daniel Jason McFadden, 26, of 529 S. Forest Ave., and Timothy C. Moore, 19,...
Pope Knows He's No Savior but Backup RB Just Wants a Chance
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO - When he wasn't drafted after an injury-filled senior season at Bowling Green, Bears rookie running back P.J. Pope still believed he'd get a chance in someone's training camp based...
Prep Coaches Cringe, but Players Flock to AAU Ball
Byline: John Lemon Daily Herald Sports Writer For most of the brightest high school basketball players in the country, the biggest part of their year just concluded. That might seem strange, considering the calendar says August and not the...
Prior Heads Back to Chicago
Byline: Bruce Miles Daily Herald Sports Writer DENVER - Pitcher Mark Prior did not accompany the team to Colorado. Instead, the 25-year-old right-hander returned to Chicago from Milwaukee to be examined by team orthopedist Stephen Gryzlo. Prior,...
QB Controversy Already? Griese Clearly Outplays Grossman in Preseason-Opening Loss to 49ers
Byline: Bob LeGere Daily Herald Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO - Usually it takes a few regular-season games for a quarterback controversy to start brewing, even in Chicago. But maybe not this year. Backup Brian Griese thoroughly outplayed starter...
Roadwork Starts This Week in Batavia
Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer Batavia's $1.4 million street program will rebuild about a half- mile of a decaying Deerpath Road and pave over a number of streets. Construction began this week and will end in the fall. ...
Series to Explore Link between Bible and Archaeology
Byline: Victoria Pierce Daily Herald Correspondent The Bible contains plenty of detailed stories and descriptions of battles, temples and mass gatherings. But are those just stories, or a record of actual events that happened thousands of years...
Studio D Is Closing Best Buy Concept Store to Close Its Doors Aug. 25
Byline: Bob Smith Daily Herald Staff Writer An experiment in creating a technology boutique in downtown Naperville will come to an end in two weeks with the closing of Studio D. Minnesota-based Best Buy Co. says it plans to shutter the 5,000-...
Sullivan Leads in House Money Race
Byline: Russell Lissau Daily Herald Staff Writer Democratic state House candidate Amanda Howland's fundraising is lagging her Republican opponent's, new state records show. Two-term Republican incumbent Ed Sullivan Jr. ended the first half ...
Ten Big Reasons for 'Little Indians'
Byline: Barbara Vitello Daily Herald Staff Writer "Ten Little Indians (And Then There Were None)" * * * * out of four Location: Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, 100 Drury Lane, Oak Brook Times: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday; 1:30 and 8 p.m. Thursday;...
The Blotter
Mount Prospect - Elisabeth Grace Tuman, 18, 929 Walter Ave., Des Plaines, was arrested around 2:15 a.m. Aug. 8 and charged with local ordinance consumption of alcohol by a minor after officers were called to a loud party at 900 Country Lane and...
The Blotter
Antioch - Vandals damaged a fence Aug. 2 at the Ashwood Glen subdivision on the 43300 block of North Avenue, police said. Damage was estimated under $200. Grayslake - Burglars stole a cell phone and loose change July 31 out of a 1992 Ford...
The Road to Independence Agency Helps Low-Income Families Find Affordable Housing in DuPage
Byline: Himani Kumar Daily Herald Staff Writer March of 2005 was a rough time for Courtney Simek. The young single mother of a toddler was running short on money and needed assistance paying for housing Enter Bridge Communities Inc. The...
This S. Elgin Tax Hike Is Actually Getting Support
Byline: Adam Kovac Daily Herald Staff Writer Although South Elgin hasn't started trying to persuade voters to sign off on a half-cent sales tax increase, the village's business leaders indicate they already are sold on the idea. The proposal,...
Vandevelde Ready for 'Home' Race
Byline: Avian Carrasquillo Daily Herald Staff Writer Lemont native Christian Vandevelde will be one of the hundreds of cyclists vying for a win in the inaugural Tour of Elk Grove event today and Sunday. Vandevelde, who finished 24th in last...
Verlander Still Can't Solve Sox
Byline: Kent McDill Daily Herald Sports Writer Justin Verlander entered Friday's Tigers-White Sox game with a built-in excuse, but declined to use it. Pitching on 10 days rest because manager Jim Leyland let him skip a start Aug. 6, Verlander...
Volunteers Get Down and Dirty Kohl's Workers Help Pay for, Build New Playground
Byline: Ashok Selvam Daily Herald Staff Writer Kids continue to grow bigger, faster and stronger. So it makes sense their playground equipment should keep up. Thanks to a $100,000 grant, a park in Rolling Meadows does just that. "We're...
Want to See PGA's Best? Best Spots Gone, but Tickets Can Be Found
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer So, you want to watch Tiger and Phil strolling down the fairways at Medinah Country Club next week? Viewing on television is free, and there are some great deals, especially for youngsters, for...
Warrenville VFW Post Celebrates Its 60th Anniversary
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Daily Herald Staff Writer Depending on how you add it up, Warrenville's VFW branch is older than the city itself. Granted, the area was settled by the start of the Civil War, but the city didn't incorporate until 1967....
William B. Pope Sr. of Glen Ellyn for 65 Years
William B. Pope Sr. of Glen Ellyn for 65 years The funeral Mass for William B. Pope Sr., 78, formerly of Bloomingdale for 10 years, will be held Monday, at St. Petronille Catholic Church in Glen Ellyn where everyone will meet at 10 a.m. The Rev....
Woman's Fight to Prevent Suicide Hits Close to Home
Byline: Robert McCoppin Daily Herald Staff Writer For Nanette Fabros, attempted suicide isn't something that happened and is over with. It was the result of a depression she struggles with every day. In deep despair early this year, she tried...
Youth Soccer Players Back on American Soil
Byline: Sara Faiwell Daily Herald Staff Writer There were no portable PlayStations, no cell phones and definitely no iPods anywhere to be seen. But somehow, more than 100 young athletes from the U.S. made it back safely on Friday night, after...