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 November 12, 2012

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50 Plus
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Mount Prospect Senior Advisory Council Christmas Party: Noon Sunday, Dec. 9, Atlantis...
50 Plus
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Tax preparation volunteers needed: AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to help...
50 Plus
Events that specify they are for those who are over age 50, including trips, classes, support programs, fitness and lectures. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Gentle Yoga: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays through Dec 10; 4:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays...
5 Questions to Ask about Medicare Advantage Plans
Byline: Associated Press Time is running short for Medicare Advantage customers who still need to sort through the smorgasbord of coverage options available for next year. The annual open enrollment period ends Dec. 7 for these privately run...
A Dozen Books to Own and Read -- at Least Once
When Jim Rohn said, "All the information you need to succeed already exists, the problem is you haven't exposed yourself to it," it was one of the most challenging and eye-opening statements I had ever heard. I immediately made a lifelong goal to read...
Again, We're Left Wanting More from QB
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler recorded a paltry passer rating of 16.7 during the first half against the Houston Texans on Sunday night. But great quarterbacks throughout history have stunk it up early and rallied their teams with spectacular two-minute...
Alaska Ice Tested as Possible Energy Source
Byline: Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy source....
A Look at the Western DuPage Chamber of Commerce
Q: When did the chamber form? And what was the reason behind it? A: The chamber formally began Jan. 1, 2011 following nearly a year of talks. The chamber grew out of discussions between the Warrenville, West Chicago and Winfield chambers. The chambers...
A.M. Castle Names New CEO, Reports Improved 3Q Results
Byline: PRNewswire OAK BROOK -- Global metal and plastics manufacturer A.M. Castle has named Scott J. Dolan as the company's new chief executive officer. Dolan, 41, replaces Michael H. Goldberg, who resigned last May after the board of directors...
Antibiotics Overuse a Health Threat
Byline: David Templeton Pittsburgh Post-Gazette When patients demand antibiotics for a cold, the flu or any other viral infections, physicians sometimes appease them with a prescription. On other occasions, doctors prescribe antibiotics for infections...
AP Top 25
AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous...
A Stable of Champions
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com By Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com If there is a Super Bowl for Morgan horses, it's the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show held in mid-October in Oklahoma City. ...
Backing an Imperfect President
Now that the election is over, and President Obama has returned to Washington to try to turn all the rhetoric about working together into something real, Republicans and talking heads (especially the conservative ones whose predictions seemed to be...
Batavia Jewelry Business Continues to Shine
An interview with Karen Hollis, owner of aK. Hollis Jewelers in Batavia. Q: Describe your business. What do you do? A: K. Hollis Jewelers is a full-service jeweler with a passion for bringing your jewelry ideas to life. We carry thousands of...
Bears' Chances Washed Away after Cutler Exits
With no scoring help from their defense that had 7 touchdowns in the first eight games, and without concussed quarterback Jay Cutler, the Bears just didn't have enough firepower to get past the Texans on Sunday night at Soldier Field. Their season-worst...
Bears Summary
Bears summary Houston 3 7 0 3--13 Chicago 0 3 3 0-- 6 First Quarter Hou--FG S.Graham 20, 8:13. Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 4:57. Key Plays: Dobbins 32 fumble return (Davis); Schaub 11 pass to Johnson; Schaub 8 pass to...
Beljan Gets His First PGA Win
Byline: Associated Press Charlie Beljan felt as if his heart was about to burst out of his chest Sunday at Disney, and he couldn't have felt better. This wasn't another panic attack gone wild, like the one that sent him to the hospital in an...
Bloomingdale Museum Galleriesexhibit Works by Regional Artists
Byline: Ruth Nelson For the Bloomingdale Park District Museum By Ruth Nelson For the Bloomingdale Park District Museum The [URL]Bloomingdale Park District Museum;http://www.bloomingdaleparks.org/Facilities/BPD-museum/BPD-museu m.htm[/URL] marks...
Buddy,can You Spare a Billion?
Tuesday night, I drove out in the rain along Butterfield Road to get to my election assignment -- Congressman Peter Roskam's victory party in Wheaton. The going was a little tricky because of wet roads and the fact Butterfield is torn up with an interminable...
Buffalo Grove's OMNI Substance Abuse Program Expanding
Byline: Submitted by OMNI Youth Services Buffalo Grove-based has received a $50,000 grant from the Baxter International Foundation to expand its substance abuse program into three local high schools. The Seven Challenges program, which assists...
CDW Study Finds Mobile Tech 'Critical' for Small Business
Take a close look at your business and your people, then ask yourself: "Could I still do what I'm doing without my mobile devices?" Chances are, your answer will be in line with the findings of the 2012 Small Business Mobility Report recently issued...
Changes for Mundelein Shopping Center
Changes for Mundelein shopping center MUNDELEIN -- A Super Walmart store and a Pita Inn restaurant are coming to the long struggling Oak Creek Plaza on Route 60, east of Route 45. Some of Oak Creek Plaza will be demolished to make room for the...
Choosing the Right Shoe Can Improve Exercise
One question we hear quite frequently is "What type of shoes should I wear while exercising?" A simple answer might be "Whatever you feel comfortable in." But, is the answer so simple? Let's take a look at shoe selection and how it affects your body...
ComEd Committed to Delivering the Promise of the Smart Grid
The Illinois General Assembly passed the Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act last year and directed ComEd to make a 10-year investment in the power grid with three specific goals in mind: to open a world of greater reliability, choice and control...
Congress Wants Answers in Petraeus Affair
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his biographer, questioning when the...
Dalton Throws 4 TD Passes vs. Reeling Giants
Byline: Associated Press A.J. Green was partly correct. The defending Super Bowl champions do have a lot of holes on the defense. And everywhere else, it turns out. Andy Dalton threw a career-high 4 touchdown passes -- each to a different...
District 304 Board, Teachers Still Talking
Byline: Daily Herald report Members of the Geneva Community Unit District 304 school board and teachers union worked late into the night Sunday trying to avert an impending strike, but as of press time no deal had been reached. The school district...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Overnight parking crackdown: Naperville police will implement a new system next week to enforce regulations that prohibit on-street parking between 2 and 5 a.m. Effective Nov. 19, the city will limit single-night exemptions to three per month per...
Elgin Firm President Aims to Make Deposit Boxes More Secure
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com By Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com A certified public accountant and a lawyer, Jerry Pluard of Barrington spent 25 years in the insurance...
End-Zone Interception Ends Bills' Upset Bid
Byline: Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Ryan Fitzpatrick threw into the end zone to the open man. Unfortunately for the Bills, that man was Patriots safety Devin McCourty. That easy interception with 23 seconds left decided the game the...
Examine Green Efforts on Planet at Library
Byline: Submitted by Gail Borden Library An exhibit that examines the successes, shortcomings and impact of the green movement on our global village will be on display through Dec. 30 at Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Curated...
Expo Shows Kane Drug Court on 'Write' Path
Recovering addicts in Kane County's Drug Rehabilitation Court will get a chance to show artwork and essays they have created and completed in the 2nd annual Fine Art and Writing Show this week. Scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in...
Falcons Come Up 1 Yard Short of 9-0 Start
Byline: Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- The Atlanta Falcons can forget about perfection, thanks to their resurgent rivals from the City that Care Forgot. Of all the teams to end Atlanta's unbeaten run, it had to be the New Orleans Saints. And...
Foreign Students Flock to Midwest Universities
Byline: Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, there were 87 undergraduates from China on its...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
ESO offers 'Patriotic Salute': The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will offer a "Patriotic Salute" with baritone Robert Orth and narrator Henry Fogel at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Hemmens, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin....
Hard to Gauge Number of People with High Blood Pressure
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service By Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service There's little doubt that we're a hyper nation. As in hypertensive. But just how many Americans have blood pressure well outside the normal ranges -- and...
Hawthorne Charts
Hawthorne charts Nov. 11, 2012 FIRST--Purse $12,000, Maiden Claiming $7,500, 3 yo's & up, 1 1/16 Miles $2 Mutuels: 7 Gal Umet $8.20 $4.40 $3.20 $2 EXACTA: 7-5 pd. $31.80 5 Decisive Action $3.40 $2.40 $1 SUPERFECTA:...
Honoring Veterans, Service in Elgin
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com The wind-whipped flags of the six military branches topped their respective pillars at Elgin's Veterans Memorial Park, offering a steady beat to Sunday's Veterans Day ceremony. As...
Honor, Respect Cornerstones of Glendale Hts. Ceremony
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Adam Laurich, senior vice commander of VFW Post 2377 in Glendale Heights, asked the veterans who attended the village's Veterans Day ceremony on Sunday to stand and come forward. "These are the people...
How Some Towns Cope When Big-Box Stores Leave
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins Daily Herald Business Ledger Writer When a big-box retailer announces plans to close, or leave a municipality and take its tax dollars with it, some suburbs find themselves making eleventh-hour budget decisions, cutting...
How to Blow the Whistle on a Racist Retaliator
Q: I work for a community college. I was leading a meeting when the topic turned to an Asian student who is opening a restaurant. My boss mocked the student's name and the restaurant's using a fake Asian accent. A couple of co-workers and I were stunned....
How to Minimize Both Income Taxes and Insurance Costs at the Same Time
Are you a business owner that has at least $600,000 of profit in your business annually? Do you also pay a significant amount of income taxes? If you do, then you should consider forming a small captive insurance company (herein referred to as CIC)...
If Campbell Bears' Answer, What's Question?
Jay Cutler will not have to worry about a quarterback controversy in his absence. If nothing else, that much was clear amid the mud and rain Sunday night at Soldier Field. For however long Cutler is out with a concussion, Jason Campbell will...
Illinois Starting to Turn Fiscal Ship of State, but Still in Troubled Waters
The State of Illinois ended its most recent fiscal year with $8.9 billion in unpaid bills and an unfunded pension liability of more than $83 billion. According to a recent report by the Civic Federation, the State's FY2013 budget fails to address...
In November, District Thanks Those Committed to Education
November is typically a time when we take a few minutes to reflect upon our many blessings and let those who have been vital in making our lives better know how much they are appreciated. It is not surprising that American Education Week and School...
Jeans & A Cute Top Shop a Perfect Fit for Growth
Right before the stock market and the economy sank, Jill Card opened a women's retail boutique in Wheaton. While the timing was not ideal, the business concept was just right, driving it to success and expansion. Card launched a second store in...
Jennings Awfully Picky
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com Tim Jennings picked a pair, again. But, what, no pick-6 for the Bears cornerback and his defensive teammates? Shocking? "You could say that," said Jennings, whose career year continued Sunday night...
Judges' Criminal Caseloads Vary Widely, Study Finds
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal judges across the nation are shouldering criminal caseloads that vary widely in size, sometimes even among judges in the same courthouse, according to a study released Sunday. The study by the Transactional...
Just as Most Companies Waded through a Tough Recession, Spiking Fuel Prices And
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Business Ledger Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Just as most companies waded through a tough recession, spiking fuel prices and whipsawed customers, now more changes are in store for an industry that impacts just about all...
Kelly Says Irish Deserve Shot at BCS Title Game
Byline: Associated Press Brian Kelly waited until the end of the presidential election to start campaigning for a spot in the BCS title game. The Notre Dame coach made his case on Sunday for a Top 2 spot in the polls that would allow the Fighting...
Keselowski Takes Lead, but He's Not Too Happy about It
Byline: Associated Press When the fighting stopped, the oil had dried and the last of the wrecked cars had been towed away, Brad Keselowski found himself on the brink of a first Sprint Cup title for himself and team owner Roger Penske. Only he...
Kids Learn about Diverse World at Elgin Library's 'In Our Own Backyard' Series
Byline: Submitted by Elgin Public Museum Preschool Awareness World Series celebrates everyday nature at the Elgin Public Museum with its 2012 "In Our Own Backyard." Help stimulate a child's natural curiosity of the diverse world around them through...
Kids, Teens and Family
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for the whole family, including park and library programs, family-friendly performances, and holiday events. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Turkey Shoot: Register by Monday, Nov....
Kirk, Willis Climbers, Rehab Center Inspire Us All
He may not have climbed all 103 floors of the Willis Tower in 13 minutes, as one man did. He may have climbed only the top 37 floors. But it was no less thrilling to see U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk cross the threshold of the Skydeck at the iconic Chicago...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Warren boys soccer champs: Warren Township High School's boys soccer state championship team will be formally recognized at a school board meeting this month. Mark Pos, the athletic director for Gurnee-based Warren District 121, said the elected...
'Lost in Yonkers': Join the Play-Reading Group Where Each Person Reads the Part
'Lost in Yonkers': Join the play-reading group where each person reads the part of a character; 12:30-2:30 p.m. today, Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. There is no audience, but plenty of camaraderie. Register at www.indiantrailslibrary.org...
Louisville Rolls to Win; OSU Handles Albany
Byline: Associated Press Russ Smith scored 23 points and Peyton Siva added 10 points and 10 assists as No. 2 Louisville pulled away from visiting Manhattan for a season-opening 79-51 victory on Sunday. Chane Behanan had 9 rebounds and 8 points...
Make Health Care for Veterans a Priority
Make health care for veterans a priority Each November, we mark a day to honor and remember the men and women who have defended our country through military service. A lesson we learned from the Vietnam era is the importance of recognizing and supporting...
Manufacturing Evolution Needs Focus by Local Business
The U.S. is the world's largest manufacturer with 21 percent of the global market. Manufacturing produces $1.8 trillion of value or 12 percent of gross domestic product. It produces 17 million jobs and average pay of $77,000 annually, including salary...
Mathias Has 'No Regrets' Republican Legislator Looks Back on His 30 Years in Public Service
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com By Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com The inviting aroma of matzo ball soup wandered from the kitchen of state Rep. Sidney and Rita Mathias' Buffalo Grove home Sunday. Rita was preparing soups...
More Partnerships Needed to Bridge Jobs Gap in Manufacturing
Byline: Richard R. Klicki Director of Content Development Manufacturers need to partner more with educational institutions to close the gap of skilled workers needed to meet the increasing demands of the industry, according to experts speaking at...
More Sleep Better for Learning
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service Trying to cram the brain with information during an "all-nighter" before taking a test is a ritual for many high school and college students. But most brain scientists say putting in long hours trying...
Mourners Gather to Honor South Barrington Man
Byline: Melissa Silverberg msilverberg@dailyherald.com Vance Nwankwo was remembered by friends, neighbors and former teachers on Sunday night as selfless and kind, someone who wanted to get to know everyone and a had a smile for anyone he met. ...
Movie Guide
KEY: Four stars: superior. Three stars: good. Two stars: average. One star: poor. D (drug use), L (language), N (nudity), S (sexual situations, references), V (violence). Ratings by Dann Gire, Daily Herald Film Critic, unless otherwise noted. Picks...
Musings on Moving
In mid-November, the naturalist staff of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County will move from Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center to the District's new Creek Bend Nature Center at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles. Moving is a reflective,...
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 At Phoenix International Raceway Avondale, Ariz. Lap length: 1 miles Sunday's results (Start position in parentheses) 1. (19) Kevin Harvick, Chevrolet, 319 laps, 112 rating, 47 points, $244,886....
Nation Pays Tribute to Veterans' Sacrifices
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- From sea to shining sea, the nation paid tribute to its members of the armed services Sunday, both with somber traditions such as a Virginia wreath-laying ceremony attended by President Barack Obama to honor...
Navistar to Close Texas Plant, Cut 900 Jobs
Navistar to close Texas plant, cut 900 jobs LISLE -- Navistar International said it intends to close its Garland, Texas, truck manufacturing plant as part of its efforts to reduce costs. The closing, expected in the first half of 2013, will affect...
NBA Standings
NBA standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC W L Pct GB New York 4 0 1.000 -- Philadelphia 4 2 .667 1 Brooklyn 3 2 .600 1 1/2 Boston 3 3 .500 2 Toronto...
NFL Standings
NFL standings AFC EAST W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div New England 6 3 0 .667 299 201 3-1-0 3-2-0 5-1-0 1-2-0 3-0-0 Miami 4 5 0 .444 173 186 2-2-0 2-3-0 3-4-0 1-1-0 1-1-0 ...
NFL Summaries
NFL summaries BENGALS 31, GIANTS 13 N.Y. Giants 3 3 0 7--13 Cincinnati 14 3 14 0--31 First Quarter Cin--Green 56 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick), 12:34. Cin--Hawkins 11 pass from Dalton (Nugent kick),...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Fire department leads effort: The Buffalo Grove Fire Department collected $24,047 this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. This is the 16th consecutive year the department has collected the largest amount of any group during the "Fill the...
No Stopping Peterson
Byline: Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS -- Adrian Peterson gave Minnesota another injury-defying performance, trampling the Detroit Lions down the stretch. This time, Christian Ponder and the rest of the Vikings provided the necessary balance. ...
Obama's Victory Creates New Chance to Mold Court
Byline: Bloomberg News WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama, already the first president to appoint two female justices, may have a chance to name a third during his second term in office and deepen his imprint on the Supreme Court. With four justices...
Olivieri Brothers Develops Homer Glen Buildings
Olivieri Brothers develops Homer Glen buildings HOMER GLEN -- Olivieri Brothers has started development on the first of three buildings on 4 acres at 159th Street East of Bell Road. Individual tenant spaces with a mix of office and retail space...
Park District Marks 75th Anniversary of Glen Ellyn Landmark
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Visitors to the Lake Ellyn Boathouse Sunday might have felt a bit like time travelers. The Glen Ellyn Park District marked the 75th anniversary of the building by hosting an open house that featured entertainment...
Perks, Quirks of 60
Perks, quirks of 60 There are some surprising benefits of aging, according to the October/November issue of AARP the Magazine. "What to Expect in Your 60s" rounds up "the good, the bad and the what's-up-with-that? transformations" that men and...
PGA Tour
PGA Tour Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic At Lake Buena Vista, Fla. m-Magnolia Golf Course: 7,516 yards, par-72 Purse: $4.7 million p-Palm Golf Course: 7,011 yards, par-72 Sunday's results Final round Charlie Beljan,...
Police, Fire There in Her Time of Need
Police, fire there in her time of need To the editor: With the recent elections, taxes have been a frequent topic of conversation. There is good news to share! Our municipal taxes for police and fire are well spent. During a recent car collision,...
Powerless Victims' Anger Grows
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- New Yorkers railed Sunday against a utility that has lagged behind others in restoring power two weeks after the superstorm that socked the region, criticizing its slow pace as well as a dearth of information....
'Power of the Purse'
Byline: United Way of Lake County submission United Way of Lake County's Women's Leadership Council is harnessing the "Power of the Purse" to give women and children of Lake County the opportunity to succeed. The seventh annual "Power of the...
Promotional Product Distributor Grows Warrenville Business
An interview with Jim Salek, co-owner of Premiums Plus Promotional Products. Q: Describe your business. What do you do? A: We are a promotional product distributor. We are a member of the Ad Specialty Industry or ASI. We work with suppliers all...
Prospect Heights Agrees to Share Tax with Ultra Foods
Prospect Heights agrees to share tax with Ultra Foods PROSPECT HEIGHTS -- The Prospect Heights City Council approved a sales tax-sharing agreement to help bring an Ultra Foods Store to a long-vacant former Dominick's site. William Nazha, an owner...
Q: What Is Your Main Role at the Chamber?
Q: What is your main role at the chamber? A: As the chairman of the board I preside over official meetings of the board of directors and work hand in hand with these dedicated folks in working toward the mission of the chamber. I am also the liaison...
Recent Home and Property Sales
For a full list of property sales, visit www.dailyherald.com. Antioch $300,000; 41167 N. Elime Road, Antioch, 60002; Sold on Aug. 15, 2012, by Paul R. Caulfield to Andrew Lesny and Maria Lesny. $223,000; 572 Longview Drive, Antioch, 60002;...
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel Offers Array of Options
An interview with Jeanette Ulepic, director of sales and marketing at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Q: Tell me a little bit about the convention center. A: Built in 2006, this John Portman designed building is a first tier-exhibitor...
Reserve Guards Could Play Bigger Role
Byline: Improving the bench play has been an issue for the Bulls. So even if Kirk Hinrich has to skip tonight's game against Boston, at least there could be a silver lining. Hinrich sat out the second half of Saturday's 87-80 victory over Minnesota...
S. Barrington Facility for Memory-Loss Patients OK'd
Byline: Eric Peterson epeterson@dailyherald.com South Barrington trustees have given conditional approval to the annexation of land and construction of an assisted living facility for people suffering from permanent and temporary memory loss. ...
Sears Regularly Gets Multimillion-Dollar Property Tax Cuts
Byline: Jessica Cilella Daily Herald Business Ledger Writer By Jessica Cilella Daily Herald Business Ledger Writer Last year, after an extended and highly public battle that included mass protests by supporters of Community Unit District 300, Sears...
Senate Headed for Battle over Filibusters?
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- A brewing and potentially bitter fight over Democratic efforts to curb filibusters is threatening to inflame partisan tensions in the Senate, even as President Barack Obama and Republicans explore whether they...
Since Opening in August, 2008, Glen Prairie Restaurant Has Distinguished Itself
Byline: TOM WITOM Contributing Writer Since opening in August, 2008, Glen Prairie Restaurant has distinguished itself through its culinary know-how and attentive service. The 100-seat venue, specializing in contemporary American favorites, has won...
'Skyfall' Sets Box Office Record for Bond Series
Byline: David Germain Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- James Bond's "Skyfall" has extended its worldwide box-office rule to North America, hauling in a franchise-record $87.8 million in its first weekend at U.S. theaters. Adding in $2.2 million...
Slim Chances Slow and Steady Prove the Best Approach to Losing Weight
Byline: Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times By Sally Anderson Tampa Bay Times Small changes can make a difference! We know that one must burn approximately 3,500 calories to lose one little pound of fat. Such a daunting task makes it tempting for...
Smith Says Campbell Can Do the Job vs. Niners
Byline: Bob LeGere rlegere@dailyherald.com Backup quarterback Jason Campbell found out at halftime he'd be getting his first extended playing time as a Bear. "When we came in, Jay told me, 'Hey, get ready. I'm not sure of the status of my injury....
Some Promising News on Chelation Therapy
Several years ago, one of my columns discussed chelation therapy. At that time I stated that the evidence for the benefits of chelation therapy was weak, but that the National Institutes of Health was planning a large, placebo-controlled study to really...
Sports in 60 Seconds
NHL talks end quickly: As quickly as NHL labor negotiations got going again, they came to a screeching halt. Now there is no telling when the league and the players will return to the bargaining table. After a one-day break following a series...
Stay Home One Day. See How Staff Responds
Do-it-yourself thoughts to share while waiting for the last leaf to fall from the tree: * The little things count, especially in holiday retailing. Target, Nordstrom and similar chains have promised to match prices with Amazon and other online...
Suburban Marathon Runners Become Volunteers
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com By Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com The New York City Marathon Nov. 4 would have been Colleen Huml's ninth 26.2-mile race. But when she landed in the city two days...
* Suzanne Burke Vogt Has Joined the Staff of the DuPage Convention and Visitors
* Suzanne Burke Vogt has joined the staff of the DuPage Convention and Visitors Bureau as sales manager, overseeing the association market with concentration in Springfield. Vogt's focus is on showcasing DuPage County, along with its 2 million square...
Tempers Flare: Gordon, Bowyer Spark Fireworks
Byline: Associated Press Jeff Gordon got into Clint Bowyer on the track. Bowyer's crew got into it with Gordon in the pits. Bowyer made a WWE-like dash through the pits and garage to find Gordon. The championship race heated up in the desert...