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 December 30, 2012

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Abrams, Illini Hold on, Win Final Big Ten Tuneup
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press Brandon Paul looks at the rest of the Illinois roster and sees no reason why the Illini cant compete in the Big Ten. At this point, who can argue? Tracy Abrams scored a career-high 27 points and No....
Andrews Returns for New Year's 'Performances'
Byline: Jay Bobbin Zap2it Julie Andrews in Austria: hardly an unfamiliar sight, both in movie history and now on New Years Day. The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winner filmed one of her most famous roles in that country, Maria in the 1965 screen classic...
Annoying Flies Hatch from Slime in Drains
Q. My daughter is plagued by moth flies. She lives in a 1957 two-story house. In her laundry room, moth flies have taken over. She has a drain there, as well as in a backroom that used to be a sauna and in the garage. She has fought them for months...
As Pioneering Latino Judge Retires, He Reflects on Career
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com Federal court Judge Manuel Barbosa likes to say that one of the best things that happened to him during his 14-year judgeship was getting to shake the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand...
As Pioneer Latino Judge Retires, He Reflects on Career
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com By Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com Federal court Judge Manuel Barbosa likes to say that one of the best things that happened to him during his 14-year judgeship was getting to shake the hand...
Aurora Christian Lands Early Blow against Kaneland
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com As two-time football state champions, jumping out to a 2-touchdown lead is nothing new for Cory Windle, Ryan McQuade, Ryan Suttle and company. Its not quite as common place on the basketball court, yet...
Balancing Safety with Independence
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Its 4 p.m. on a weekday, and the Little City staff at a group home in Palatine is bracing for the storm of activity about to arrive. A screeching beep rings throughout the single-family house just...
Barrington Passes Up Lakes at Jacobs
Byline: Ryan OGara Daily Herald Correspondent With the clock winding down in a tie game in the fourth quarter, nearly everyone in the gym thought Brad Zaumseil would take the final shot as the senior point guard single-handedly willed the Broncos...
Bartlett Tips Maine West; Hampshire Wins Lisle Consolation Title -BYLN- by John Radtke Jradtke@dailyherald.Com
Had you told Bartlett girls basketball coach Denise Sarna a week ago her team would come out of the 30th annual Charger Classic at Dundee-Crown 2-2, she probably would have said OK. And even though the Hawks would have liked another win or two,...
Bartlett Topples Jacobs
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Correspondent Bartlett had the perfect run-stopper in Lance Whitaker when it faced the hosts for the Class A consolation championship of the Jacobs Boys Holiday Basketball Classic on Saturday afternoon in Algonquin....
Batavia Gets Hot, Beats Centennial to Take 3rd at Elgin
Byline: Brian Schaumburg Daily Herald Correspondent The Batavia boys basketball team wanted to attack the basket Saturday night against Las Vegas Centennial. Batavia was able to do just that against the athletic Centennial and get to the rim...
Bears Have Serious Coach, QB Questions
It has probably always been true that the success of an NFL franchise is directly related to the success of the head coach and quarterback. But it has never been more obvious than in the quarterback-driven league that has become the NFL in the last...
Boys Basketball
Boys basketball Wheeling tournament Alcott 62, Wheeling 37 Wheeling Pierro 2 0-0 6, Majkowski 1 0-0 2, Ricciardi 4 5-6 15, Laude 0 0-0 0, Kim 0 0-0 0, Bertrand 2 0-0 5, Levin 0 0-2 0, Webb 0 0-0 0, Nauert 0 0-0 0, Jordan 1 3-3 6, Webber 1...
Bulls Get Well vs. Wizards
After getting blown out in back-to-back games, the Bulls were sort of given a free pass at redemption. First, a challenging game at Indiana was snowed out. Maybe that will work out in the Bulls favor if they can reschedule the game far enough into...
Cameras Only Add to Courtroom Stress
Cameras only add to courtroom stress A person on trial for a crime, whether guilty or innocent, is under great emotional stress. Adding access to media coverage with video and still cameras can do nothing but add significantly to that stress. And...
Carmel Loses (and Wins) at Warren
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com Warrens Blue Devil Classic didnt end the way Carmel Catholic senior center Kayla Quinn would have preferred, but it wasnt all bad. Heck, Quinn couldnt help but smile when studying the all-tournament...
Christmas Memories House Tour, Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Ch
Christmas Memories House Tour, Kline Creek Farm, 1N600 County Farm Road, West Chicago: Experience a Victorian Christmas with tours that begin on the hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Monday, Dec. 31, and from Thursday, Jan. 3, through Saturday,...
Cohn's Clutch Free Throws Clip Conant
Byline: Greg Swiderski Daily Herald Correspondent York guard David Cohn admitted that, with 27 seconds left and the Dukes trailing Conant 29-28, "I was shaking going to the free throw line." Cohn received a friendly bounce on the first attempt,...
College Men
College men Saturdays scores Top 25 No. 1. Duke (12-0) beat Santa Clara 90-77. No. 2. Michigan (13-0) beat Central Michigan 88-73. No. 4. Louisville (12-1) beat Kentucky 80-77. No. 6. Kansas (11-1) beat American U. 89-57. No. 9....
Coming Jan. 1:
Byline: The Washington Post Coming Jan. 1: "Cosmopolis" (R, 108 minutes, Entertainment One): Robert Pattinson plays 28-year-old billionaire Eric Packer, who decides that his perfectly coiffed do needs a trim. Despite the protestations of his...
Comings, Goings Top Another Year of 'Talk of the Town'
Another year of "Talk of the Town" enters the history books, and it was another year in which literally hundreds of local names and places made their way into the column. Heres a sampling of the topics that surfaced in 2012. Use abandoned rail:...
Couple Enjoys Custom-Building Experience at Mill Creek
Shelly and Scott Saunders were faced with relocation to the Chicago area when Scott accepted a job in Naperville. From the Cincinnati suburbs, they began their search for a new home by investigating nearby areas with reputable schools and narrowed...
Cronin: Roads, Consolidation, Top Issues in 2013
Byline: Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com By Robert Sanchez bsanchez@dailyherald.com The story of Timberlake Estates Sanitary District exemplifies how difficult it is to eliminate any of the states 6,968 governmental entities. The district...
Crown the Royals Larkin's All Smiles after Beating Elgin
Byline: Jerry Fitzpatrick jfitzpatrick@dailyherald.com Larkin starters Quentin Ruff, Quantice Hunter, Kendale McCullum and Drew Jones made the slow, triumphant walk up the basketball court, trailing fellow starter Brayden Royse as he headed to the...
Decorated Leader of Desert Storm
Byline: From Daily Herald news wire reports Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didnt care much for his popular "Stormin Norman" nickname. The seemingly no-nonsense Desert Storm commanders reputed temper with aides and subordinates supposedly...
Duals Make Perfect Finish to Season's First Half for Libertyville
Byline: Mike Garofola Daily Herald Correspondent With the year coming to an end and winter settling in, Libertyville wrestling is really beginning to heat up. Following its terrific performance at the high-profile Dvorak Invite last weekend,...
Eco Hybrid Is the New Malibu
Byline: Ann M. Job For The Associated Press The family-size, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco hybrid sedan is the most fuel efficient Malibu ever, with a combined city/highway federal government mileage rating of 29 miles per gallon. This is 11.5 percent...
Elgin's 'March into Health' Seeks Sponsors for Family Fitness Events
Byline: Submitted by Activate Elgin Area families are invited to jump in a pool and scale a climbing wall to kick off a monthlong series of events focused on health and well-being called "March into Health" to take place in March 2013. The free...
Experts: Flu Season Could Be Early, Severe
Byline: The Washington Post WASHINGTON Flu season in the United States is having its earliest start in nearly a decade and health officials say this season could be a bad one. Although flu is always unpredictable, the early nature of the cases...
Family-Owned Resorts Provide Personal Touch
Byline: John Marshall Associated Press VAIL, Colo. Rosana Faessler stops by the hostess stand to check on reservations, then makes her way into the dining room to chat with a couple of the regular guests. After a few minutes, she wanders to the...
Fishmonger Now Pop Star
Byline: Associated Press ISLAMABAD Muhammad Shahid Nazir is a testament to the age-old adage that if you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day, but if you teach a man to sing about fish, his song will shoot up the British pop chart. The 31-year-old...
Five Reasons India Has a Rape Problem
1. Few Female Police Studies show that women are more likely to report sex crimes if female police officers are available. India has historically had a much lower percentage of female police officers than other Asian countries. In New Delhi, just...
Florida a Vacation Paradise for Dogs
Byline: Tamara Lush Associated Press By Tamara Lush Associated Press -CLMN- FORT DE SOTO PARK, Fla. Picture this: Youre sitting on a white sand beach, warm sun on your skin. Coconut-scented sunscreen wafts through the air. A splashing noise comes...
Four Die in Plane Crash in Moscow
Byline: Associated Press MOSCOW A passenger airliner careered off the runway at Russias third-busiest airport and partly onto a highway while landing on Saturday, broke into pieces and caught fire, killing at least four people. Officials said there...
'Fresh Clover' or No, Grief Persists for a Lost Love
It is comforting to think of death as a passing rather than an end. In that vein, I prefer to think of Steve Jobs final words as editorial commentary: "Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." If the afterlife were unpleasant, wouldnt he have said something more profane?...
FSU's Werner Ready for Lynch, NIU Challenge
Byline: Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer By Tim Reynolds AP Sports Writer FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. Bjoern Werner is rare. The Florida State star defensive end is a married college student, already going on three years of wedded bliss. Hes a German-born...
Geneva Finishes 5th at East Aurora
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com After four days and a 2-2 record at the 47th annual East Aurora Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament, Geneva coach Phil Ralston got just what he wanted. Well, almost. "Obviously we would have...
Glenbrook South Grounds Falcons
Byline: Stan Goff Daily Herald Correspondent There were plenty long faces and even some tears Saturday night, but the Wheaton North girls basketball team did have a pretty impressive four days of tourney action, and coach Dave Eaton expects his...
Granted a New Lease on Life
Byline: Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. Ryan Grant isnt bitter. Hes just in a hurry. The Green Bay Packers veteran running back made it clear when he re-signed with his former team on Dec. 5 that he wasnt harboring a grudge over the clubs decision...
Grayslake Board's Dissenter Decides Not to Run Again
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com By Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com One of the suburbs more controversial school board members is ending a tenure that included calling attention to questionable spending, criticizing the hiring...
Harvest Christian Wins 1st Tourney Title
Byline: Daily Herald report The Harvest Christian boys basketball team may have turned a corner Saturday. The Lions won twice at the Alden-Hebron tournament on Saturday and with those wins claimed the first tournament championship in program...
Hastert on Governing 'You Get Things Done by Finding Compromise' -BYLN- by Kerry Lester Political Editor Klester@dailyherald.Com
At the end of the year, J. Dennis Hastert will formally close the door of his government office, provided to U.S. House speakers for five years after they leave the chamber. The last few months have been a transition for the former wrestling coach,...
Hawthorne Charts
Hawthorne charts Dec. 29, 2012 FIRSTPurse $13,500, Maiden Claiming $15,000-$10,000, 3 yos & up, 1 1/16 Miles $2 Mutuels: 3 El Jake $4.20 $2.40 $2.40 $2 EXACTA: 3-8 pd. $9.40 8 Totee $3.00 $2.40 $1 SUPERFECTA: 3-8-7-5...
Hawthorne Charts
Hawthorne charts By Joe Kristufek Dec. 30, 2012 Selections for a fast track Horses listed by program number Post time: 1:20 p.m. 1. 6 furlongs, purse $14,500, Illinois maiden claiming $15,000-$10,000, 2 yos, fillies. PN Horse...
Headed to Warmer Climates
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com By Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Children know this is the real Santa because of the magic key he wears around his neck. Thats to visit homes where theres no chimney to go down. Or maybe they...
Help CASA Kane County to Raise Money for Grant
Byline: Submitted by CASA Kane County CASA Kane County has only days left to raise $250,000 to meet a $100,000 challenge grant from the Dunham Fund. Every dollar raised up to the $250,000, CASA Kane County will receive 40 cents on the dollar to...
Hire an Arborist When Trimming Trees
The best time to prune is when the blade is sharp, or so the old saw goes. But in the case of oaks, its just not true. The only recommended time to prune oaks is in early to midwinter. The reason: Cuts made any other time can attract the sap-feeding...
Hockey Fundraiser Benefits Sick Crystal Lake 'Superfan'
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com When Anthony Mustari was a student at Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake, he never failed to support his school, always cheering at games of football, basketball, baseball and hockey. Anthony,...
Home Sales Up for Third Straight Month
Byline: Bloomberg News Pending home sales rose for the third month in November, a sign of the housing recoverys resilience in the face of fiscal threats facing the U.S. The index of pending home sales climbed 1.7 percent to 106.4, the highest...
In Bite-Sized Roles, Gandolfini Ubiquitous Again
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK In the five years since "The Sopranos" ended, James Gandolfini has eschewed the spotlight, instead disappearing into a heap of character actor performances that, while they may lack the heft of Tony Soprano, have...
Just for Kids
Bloomingdale: Bloomingdale Park District holds three winter break camps. Art Attack, including painting and drawing, runs 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan 2-4 at Bloomingdale Park District Museum, 108 S. Bloomingdale Road. Chess Wizards offers an array of games...
KEY: Four Stars: Superior. Three Stars: Good. Two Stars: Average. One Star: Poor
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...
Kids Make Noise for an Early New Year's
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com New Years Eve always comes early for kids. Often, the big moment arrives 12 hours ahead of schedule, with family-friendly countdowns to noon on New Years Eve common across the suburbs. But on Saturday,...
Koepnick-4326031
Ross T. Koepnick Ross T. Koepnick died unexpectedly and peacefully Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at his home in San Antonio, TX. He was born July 25, 1935, in Grand Rapids, MI, to Frederick A. Koepnick and Doris E. Mann. Ross lived in Northbrook, IL for...
Let's Not Get Too Reactionary on Guns
Lets not get too reactionary on guns How do we prevent such tragedies in the future? It is plainly obvious that the guns used were solely to blame for all the deaths. First, immediately pass laws banning the possession of any type of gun, except...
Library Program Sending Books to Elgin Kids Gets Grant
Byline: Submitted by United Way of Elgin The United Way of Elgin recently announced that the JPMorgan Chase Foundation has renewed its commitment to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program with a $25,000 grant. The Dolly Parton Imagination...
Local Arts & Entertainment
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event New Years Eve-Eve Celebration: Noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Bristol Court Banquets, 828 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect....
Local Arts & Entertainment
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event Winter Wonderettes: Runs through Dec. 30, Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles....
Local Arts & Entertainment
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event eWinter WonderettesE: Runs through Dec. 30, Pheasant Run Resort and Convention Center, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles....
Local Arts & Entertainment Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Includes plays, films, festivals, art exhibits and receptions, concerts, dance shows and more. Deadline is two weeks before event. Under the Streetlamp: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, Genesee Theatre, 203 N. Genesee St., Waukegan. Former "Jersey Boys"...
Long Time Comin' for Loyola
Byline: Associated Press No player on either team was alive the last time Loyola beat crosstown rival DePaul. Loyola coach Porter Moser was in his senior year at Creighton. The Ramblers brought back memories of their glory days Saturday, beating...
Maine South Denies Naperville Central in OT
Byline: Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com By Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com When Naperville Centrals Jamie Cuny nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner with 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Redhawks an 11-point...
Maintenance Is Just Smart Home Finance
There has been a lot of talk about the fiscal cliff lately. Even if legislators are able to come to some sort of agreement in Washington one thing of which we can be sure is 2013 will be a more expensive year for most of us. My guess is, if youre...
Making Noise for an Early New Year's
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com New Years Eve always comes early for kids. Often, the big moment arrives 12 hours ahead of schedule, with family-friendly countdowns to noon on New Years Eve common across the suburbs. But on Saturday,...
Montini Measures Up
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Hardened by its only loss, Montini earned its biggest win of the year. Plodding along offensively for two-plus quarters much like against Peoria Richwoods one week prior the No. 2 Broncos roared back...
More Conference Calls Today for NHL, Union
Byline: Ira Podell AP Sports Writer NEW YORK Lots of questions, but still no answers in the NHL labor fight. The league and the players association spent much of Saturday talking to each other via conference call. The conversations were strictly...
Morgan Park's Collective Effort Stops Stevenson
Byline: Jeff Newton Daily Herald Correspondent One big thing that Stevenson didnt want to happen in its semifinal contest with Morgan Park in the 52nd annual Proviso West Holiday Tournament on Saturday night was to let the Mustangs get going and...
Naperville C. Takes It to Lions
Byline: Daily Herald report The third place game of the 35th Annual Hardwood Classic between Naperville Central and St. Viator at Wheeling on Saturday night was a hard-fought and physical contest from the opening tip to the final horn. Forty-five...
NARI Provides Top 10 Resolutions for Those Remodeling in New Year
If youre considering a major investment in 2013 like a kitchen redo, room addition or bathroom renovation, its crucial to research candidates scrupulously. The goal is to enlist an experienced, qualified and reputable professional who will not only...
NBA Standings
NBA standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC W L Pct GB New York 21 9 .700 Brooklyn 16 14 .533 5 Boston 14 15 .483 6 1/2 Philadelphia 14 17 .452 7 1/2 Toronto...
Neuqua Valley Lays Claim to E. Aurora Title
Byline: Dave Oberhelman doberhelman@dailyherald.com Neuqua Valley boys basketball coach Todd Sutton had called Pleasure Ridge Park the most talented team the Wildcats will face all year. What does that make Neuqua Valley? If nothing else,...
New Year's Resolutions Even Our Pets Can Love
Our familys animals decided to write their New Years resolutions for 2013. Nutmeg, our cat, was going to participate but found some sunlight on the floor and decided it was time for a nap, leaving the resolution writing in the capable paws of the...
New Year's Resolutions Even Our Pets Can Love
Our familyEs animals decided to write their New YearEs resolutions for 2013. Nutmeg, our cat, was going to participate but found some sunlight on the floor and decided it was time for a nap, leaving the resolution writing in the capable paws of...
Nonprofits Can Apply for Rotary Foundation Aid
Byline: Submitted by Rotary Club of Palatine The Rotary Club of Palatine Foundation is currently accepting applications from organizations for possible donations from the foundation. Organizations applying for funding support from the Rotary...
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Notice To report scores: Coaches, please report all scores to the Daily Herald Fox Valley office by e-mailing prepsports@dailyherald.com, calling (847) 608-2715, or faxing results to (847) 608-0987. When faxing results, please make sure that...
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Notice To report scores: Coaches, please report all scores to the Daily Herald Tri-Cities office by e-mailing prepsports@dailyherald.com or faxing results to (630) 955-3540. When faxing results, please make sure that results are legible, and...
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Notice To report scores: Coaches, please report all scores to the Daily Herald Lake County office by emailing prepsports@dailyherald.com, faxing results to (847) 680-0189, or calling our sports hotline at (847) 573-2765. When faxing results,...
Ohio State, Wisconsin Roll to Easy Victories
Byline: Associated Press Deshaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State (10-2) regained its shooting touch with an 87-44 victory over visiting Chicago State on Saturday, the Buckeyes final tuneup before beginning Big Ten play. Quinton...
On the Topic of Children's Thank-You Notes: Yes!
Q. Id like to get your opinion on childrens preprinted thank-you notes. Ive seen a few where the body is printed out, but the child is required to fill in only the names of the giver, the gift and his or her name. I think this is a good way to initiate...
Our View Pension Crisis: Particular Abuse of the Taxpayer
Our view blurb goes here over three lines. Our view blurb goes here over three lines. For the past several days, weve tried to talk dispassionately as weve offered advice about the public pension crisis Illinois has yet to solve. In trying to...
Payne Shines with 29 as Stars Finish 5th
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent PONTIAC Tom Poulin could barely contain his enthusiasm after his St. Charles North boys basketball team defeated Bloomington for fifth place at the original holiday tournament Saturday evening. ...
Pickup's Paint Packs Loads of Character
Often life, and the open road, are best absorbed rolling down the slow lane. Thats why Jeff Grubba bypassed the traditional Detroit muscle car when it came time to acquire a second classic vehicle for his personal collection. With a muscle-bound...
Picture This: Wauconda Wins at Marengo
Byline: Marty Maciaszek Daily Herald Correspondent MARENGO Celebratory photo opportunities have been rare for the Wauconda boys basketball team. But the Bulldogs are determined to change the way people picture their program in Lake County. That...
Pioneer Latino Judge Retires, Reflects on Career
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com Federal court Judge Manuel Barbosa likes to say that one of the best things that happened to him during his 14-year judgeship was getting to shake the hand that shook the hand that shook the hand...
Pirates Take 2nd at Warren
Byline: Daily Herald report Palatine 43, Lake Forest 40: Despite losing it leading scorer Nia Pappas (ankle), Palatine (16-4) went 4-1 to take second place in the Blue devil Classic at Warren High School. Senior McKenzie Wiedemann (17 points,...
Playoffs? or the Abyss? Smith Staring into Both Possibilities and Will Know the Result by End of Day
In nine years as Bears head coach, Lovie Smith has presided over 80 victories 83 including the playoffs. Only Mike "Da Coach" Ditka and George "Papa Bear" Halas have won more games. Smith has guided the Bears to the playoffs three times, including...
Preparation Pays for Northridge Prep
Byline: Patricia Babcock McGraw pbabcock@dailyherald.com Just win, baby. Usually, thats the only assignment there is in sports. But on Saturday night, the Northridge Prep boys basketball team had to also win the numbers game. The Knights...
Progressivism and Disdain All Around
While accusing the Supreme Courts conservative justices of "disdain for democracy," Pamela S. Karlan proves herself talented at dispensing disdain. The Stanford law professor is, however, less talented at her chosen task of presenting a coherent understanding...
Rape Victim's Death Stirs India
Byline: Rama Lakshmi The Washington Post NEW DELHI Thousands of Indians poured into the streets of cities across the country Saturday to mourn the death of a young woman who was gang raped nearly two weeks ago in an incident that triggered a national...
Readers Give out Their Tried-and-Tested Advice
While Im away, readers give the advice. On severing the tie with the in-laws/grandparents because your spouse has died: Not long after breaking the news to me that his girlfriend was pregnant, my 18-year-old son was murdered. One of the things...
Redhawks Fall to Maine S. in OT
Byline: Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com When Naperville Centrals Jamie Cuny nailed a 3-pointer from the left corner with 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter to give the Redhawks an 11-point lead that capped a 17-5 quarter, it only seemed...
RM Meets Its Match
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Hardened by its only loss, Montini earned its biggest win of the year. Plodding along offensively for two-plus quarters much like against Peoria Richwoods one week prior the No. 2 Broncos roared back...
Road Trip on Tap for Rover
Byline: Associated Press PASADENA, Calif. Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat. Topping its to-do list in the...
Royal Dux Figurines Were Once Hot, Yet Now Are Not
Q. Would you have an idea of the value of this Royal Dux Bohemia centerpiece, No. 647? It stands 16 inches tall and 15-by-10 inches at the base. As far as I can discover, there are not flaws. Any information would be helpful. A. This is art-nouveau...
Russia: Assad Intends to Stay
Byline: Associated Press MOSCOW Russias foreign minister said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible to try to persuade him otherwise. After a meeting with Lakhdar Brahimi, the...
Saints Bounce Back to Win Consolation Title at WN
Byline: John Lemon jlemon@dailyherald.com As disappointed as St. Charles East was at how it started the Bill Neibch Holiday Tournament at Wheaton North this week, the Saints were just as pleased with how they ended it. Amanda Hilton scored 21...
Saints' Rally Falls Short against St. Joseph
Byline: Craig Brueske Daily Herald Correspondent It has often been said that coaches learn more about their teams during defeats than any other time. St. Charles East basketball coach Patrick Woods learned more about his team during the Saints...
Santa, Mrs. Claus Pack Their Suits for Move to Tennessee
Byline: Susan Dibble sdibble@dailyherald.com Children know this is the real Santa because of the magic key he wears around his neck. Thats to visit homes where theres no chimney to go down. Or maybe they know this red-suited man is for real because...
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Marvin W. Schaeffer a longtime resident of Arlington Heights Marvin W. Schaeffer, 79, was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Chicago, to the late Herbert and Agnes (nee Feldman) Schaeffer, and passed away Dec. 28, 2012, at Midwest Hospice and Palliative Care Center...
School Officials Skeptical of Pension Reform Plan
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com Northwest suburban school officials greeted Rep. David Harris outline for attacking the states pension problems with skepticism Saturday, but said they know they must be part of a solution. The...