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 January 24, 2013

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150 Years of Quilts on Display at Arlington Heights Museum
Byline: Submitted by Arlington Heights Historical Museum Quilting as a craft probably began a few thousand years ago when someone discovered that several thin layers of cloth, sewn together, could be warmer than one thick layer. The first quilts...
2 Aurora Men Charged in Copper Thefts
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com Two Aurora men are facing almost four dozen charges for stealing more than $39,000 worth of copper piping from vacant Aurora homes in a string of burglaries dating to Aug. 8, authorities said Wednesday....
Accept My Everlasting Thanks, Paul ... for Noticing
After several years of coaxing from my angling pal Rand, I finally decided to lay it all out. Of course when I thought about it, I was a bit reluctant to talk about me instead of someone else who deserves the applause. So I sat down at the keyboard...
Algonquin Commons in Foreclosure Suit
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com By Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Oak Brook-based [URL]Inland Real Estate Corp.;http://www.inlandrealestate.com/[/URL] is being sued...
A New Role for Women Panetta to Announce Combat Ban's End Today -BYLN- Associated Press Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is lifting its ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after generations of limits on their service, defense officials said Wednesday. The...
Anzalone Helps Conant Stay in Mid-Suburban Title Race
Byline: Bill Esbrook Daily Herald Correspondent Conant's Angela Anzalone may be only a freshman, but she's bowling like a seasoned veteran. Wednesday night at Arlington Lanes, a clutch performance by Anzalone helped keep the Cougars in the thick...
Balanced Effort Takes Storm to State
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent The South Elgin boys bowling team will not knock your socks off with extravagant scores from one or two competitors. Instead, the Storm gets the job done with a balanced lineup whose sum is much...
Batavia Candidate Says He's Learned from His 'Mistakes'
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com The write-in candidate for Batavia 7th Ward alderman says he has learned from "past mistakes" that have led to lawsuits and a few misdemeanor criminal matters. Steve Holland, 40, filed last...
Best Experience for West Chicago
Best experience for West Chicago I am writing to the Fence Post in support of our acting mayor, Ruben Pineda, and to urge your West Chicago readers to elect Ruben in April. Ruben has lived in West Chicago his whole life and graduated from West Chicago...
Boys Basketball
Boys basketball AP polls The boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points. Class 4A School W-L Pts Prv 1. Whitney Young (9) 17-1 108 1 2. Simeon (2) 15-2 101 2 3. Proviso...
Brady Is Still Mulling Second Term as Chair
Byline: Kerry Lester Political Editor klester@dailyherald.com On their signature day at the Illinois State Fair in August 2009, Republicans found themselves scrambling to name a new chairman. Shortly after Andy McKenna resigned his post, party...
Buffalo Grove Gives Incentive to Fresh Farms
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com Buffalo Grove trustees this week paved the way for the redevelopment of the Cambridge Commons shopping center and a new Fresh Farms grocery store at Dundee and Buffalo Grove roads. Trustees approved...
Buffalo Grove Strikes a Deal with Fresh Farms
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com Buffalo Grove trustees this week paved the way for the redevelopment of the Cambridge Commons shopping center and a new Fresh Farms grocery store at Dundee and Buffalo Grove roads. Trustees approved...
Carol Stream to Revisit Beer, Wine Sales at Gas Stations
Byline: Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com Beer and wine sales soon could be allowed at gas stations in Carol Stream in response to requests from owners who say such sales could boost their bottom lines. Village officials say the owners...
Cary President Hopefuls Disagree on Ex-Manager's Departure
Byline: Lenore T. Adkins ladkins@dailyherald.com Cary's handling of its long-departed village administrator was still fresh in the minds of the two men vying to become village president during their recent Daily Herald endorsement interview. ...
Cast Has Lived Parts in Play
"Marvin's Room" moves into the Black Box Theater this weekend at the Batavia Fine Arts Center. It promises to be theater so gripping that playwright Scott McPherson's words may be with you long after the lights go out on the production. According...
Centre of Attention: Showdown Draws Top Teams
Byline: Dick Quagliano Daily Herald Correspondent Coaches hate to give up home games. But for Mike Howland and his St. Viator boys basketball squad, the opportunity to play at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates was just too good to pass up. ...
C-G Turns Back Pats
Byline: Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com Slow first quarter. Menacing defense in the second. Olivia Jakubicek in the third and fourth. It's not how Cary-Grove is starting games, but as the game progresses, the Trojans are proving why it's...
Challenger Leads Fundraising in Sugar Grove President Race
Byline: Susan Sarkauskas ssarkauskas@dailyherald.com Kevin Geary, a candidate for Sugar Grove village president, released his latest campaign finance report Tuesday -- and it showed he was ahead of incumbent at least in garnering financial support....
Civil Service Longtime Postalemployees, Known for Their Way with Customers, Set to Retire
There's probably not a West Dundee post office customer that Sue Teas or Gary Steinmann does not know. Together they have been working as either postal carrier or clerk for a total of 69 years. They have taken and weighed boxes, oversized envelopes...
College Men
College men How the AP Top 25 fared No. 1 Duke lost to No. 25 Miami 90-63 No. 7 Indiana beat Penn St. 72-49 No. 8 Florida beat Georgia 64-47 No. 9 Butler lost to La Salle 54-53 No. 12 Minnesota lost to Northwestern 55-48 No. 15...
Confessing with His Head Held High
To the world-weary, Lance Armstrong's confession to Oprah was just one more in a series. The process of public contrition is by now yawningly familiar: Comfortably seated in front of cameras, the high priestess of the mea culpa faces the penitent....
Crawford's Sharper Focus Paying Dividends
Byline: Tim Sassone tsassone@dailyherald.com So far, so good for Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. Crawford is off to a 2-0 start and is making good on his vow to be a more consistent goaltender. "He's had a nice approach," Hawks coach Joel...
D-Cs Gonio Mastering the Lanes
Byline: Mike Miazga Daily Herald Correspondent Dundee-Crown junior girls bowler Karissa Gonio has enjoyed quite the rookie season. But this is no case of beginners luck. A bowler dating back to her childhood, Gonio decided to go out for the...
Deal, No Vote Yet for Dist. 46 School in Session, but Teachers mustOK New Contract
Byline: Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com By Bob Susnjara bsusnjara@dailyherald.com Although Grayslake Elementary District 46 board members and the teachers union reached a tentative contract agreement to end a strike this week, it may be two...
Death Blamed on Cold, Medical Issues
Byline: Melissa Silverberg msilverberg@dailyherald.com Cold weather played a part in the death of a 30-year-old Arlington Heights man found in his parked car in Carol Stream over the weekend, but medical issues also played a role, officials said...
Defense: Daughter Behind Attempted Murder
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Defense attorneys working to free a Mundelein woman who pleaded guilty to trying to kill her ex-husband hope to use in court an unauthorized telephone recording of the woman's daughter asking an ex-boyfriend...
Defense: Haunted House Patron Is at Fault
Byline: Harry Hitzeman Legal Affairs Writer hhitzeman@dailyherald.com By Harry Hitzeman Legal Affairs Writer hhitzeman@dailyherald.com Defense attorneys in a lawsuit in which an Elburn woman says she sustained a concussion while visiting a haunted...
Defiant Defense of Her Actions
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered fiery rejoinders Wednesday to Republican critics of the Obama administration's handling of the deadly attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi,...
Dist. 41 Forum Addresses Possible Deficit Solutions
Byline: Lee Filas lfilas@dailyherald.com Lake Villa Elementary District 41 will likely need a combination of solutions to help the school system climb out of a financial hole, officials told the crowd at a community forum at Polumbi Middle School....
District 211 Uses Impact Software to Increase Concussion Awareness
Byline: Courtesy of D211 Post District 211 staff have worked hard to create awareness about head injuries for all student athletes involved in contact sports. Injuries in contact sports, which include football, cheerleading and soccer, to name a...
District 54 Community Committee Evaluates, Maps Future for Students
In sports, it is called a game plan. The construction industry uses a blueprint. Business refers to it as a strategic plan. In School District 54, our Mission, Vision, Commitments and Goals outline the action plan we follow. A 40-member committee...
Dog Killer Going to Prison
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com By Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com When Michael Chacon's girlfriend returned to their Glendale Heights apartment last July, the walls were covered in blood and her Chihuahua was dead....
Don't Punish the Lawful Gun Owners
Don't punish the lawful gun owners I am writing in regard to the comments in a Fence Post article on Jan. 9, "Time is now for change in gun laws," by Harry Trumfio. Time for a change in gun laws? Which one of the many hundreds would you want...
Fans Said They Weren't Coming Back ... but They Have
Byline: Associated Press The boycotts were threatened. The irate tweets were posted. NHL fans were fed up with labor strife updates and they weren't coming back to the sport they loved once the lockout was lifted. Except that they did. In...
Flashy Developer Helped Small Town Thrive
The evening of the day in 1954 when we moved into a modest Virginia Terrace ranch on Oakton Street, the woman baby-sitting across the street took it upon herself to cross Oakton and comment in what seemed a pointed manner: "I suppose you'll soon...
Focus on Football, Faith Defines Elgin Boy
Big hits, touchdown runs and long passes are the plays that usually dominate football commentary. But have you ever thought about what it takes to be a great long snapper? Fourteen-year-old John Davis Jr. has since he was a little boy, and it's...
Food, Soda Makers Must Change Ways
Food, soda makers must change ways Recently on CNN/Finance, the CEO of Coca-Cola began coming to grips with the inevitable complicity of the soda industry and American obesity. Still he danced around the edge of the canyon because his job is to...
Fourth Quarter Dooms Vikings at Fenwick
Byline: Kevin McGavin Daily Herald Correspondent It was a three-plus minute stretch the Geneva girls basketball team would like to play over in its nonconference game against Fenwick. After trading baskets against the Friars to start the fourth...
Free Supper Friday:
Free supper Friday: Bethany Community Supper serves a free meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 at Bethany Lutheran Church, Wilson and Lincoln streets, Batavia. The entree is tacos, and dessert is a sundae bar. Visit bethanybatavia.org or call (630) 879-3444....
From the Clubs
To list your club's meetings, email to foxvalley@dailyherald.com Kane County Genealogical Society: The Kane County Genealogical Society meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the first-floor meeting room of the Geneva History Center,...
Geneva Celebrates Its Seniors
Byline: Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent By Chris Walker Daily Herald Correspondent Geneva recognized seniors Ashley Puff, Jenna Ginsberg and Kelsey Oswald during Wednesday's regular season finale. The Vikings cruised past Oswego co-op...
Glantz-Culver Line
Glantz-Culver line NFL FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Pro Bowl, Sunday, Jan. 27, at Honolulu NFC 3 1 1/2 (85 1/2) AFC Super Bowl, Feb. 3, at New Orleans San Francisco 5 3 1/2 (47 1/2) Baltimore College...
Going Back on Banning Gaming Elgin Businesses Back It, Council Set to Reverse Course
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com By Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com The city of Elgin is poised to reverse its stance on video gambling after a group of establishments and organizations pleaded with the city council at Wednesday...
Good Reasons Not to Mess with Writers' Copyrights
Open-access people, meet the copyright laws. Much has been written about Aaron Swartz, the computer genius who killed himself after being charged with a variety of cybercrimes. Some ardent friends accuse the Massachusetts Institute of Technology of...
Good Times for the Guido Family
One football-mad family can't ask for much more. Capping an official visit last weekend to Western Michigan, Waubonsie Valley senior tailback Austin Guido verbally committed to play at Western Michigan for new Broncos coach and Kaneland graduate...
GOP Governor Contenders Mostly Mum
Byline: Kerry Lester and Mike Riopell klester@dailyherald.com, mriopell@dailyherald.com There are a host of divergent views on whether Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady of St. Charles should keep his party post after voicing his support for same-sex...
Health and Fitness
Items that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Health and Fitness
Items that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Health and Fitness
Items that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, walks, exercise events, classes, health screenings, mental health screenings and support information, support groups starting up, etc. Deadline is two weeks before...
Health and Fitness Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Events that focus on physical and mental health, well-being and fitness, including runs, exercise events, screenings and support groups. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Thursday Night Tai Chi: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, Wauconda Area Library,...
Hit-and-Run Victim 'Had Such a Big Heart'
Byline: Madhu Krishnamurthy mkrishnamurthy@dailyherald.com Caring for children came naturally to Theresa Burns, according to a former co-worker of the 57-year-old Des Plaines woman killed Monday in a hit-and-run crash in Aurora. Burns, who worked...
House GOP Delays Debt Battle until May
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Retreating with a purpose, Republicans sped legislation through the House on Wednesday to avert the imminent threat of a government default but pointing the way to a springtime budget struggle with President...
Huntley Hangs on in Double OT
Byline: John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com By John Radtke jradtke@dailyherald.com The only other time in her varsity girls basketball career that Huntley senior Haley Ream had a chance to tie or win a game with a 3-pointer, last season against...
If You Feel Boyfriend Is Asking Too Much Stand Up and Say So
Q. For the past two years, I have been seeing a man I care about very much. We've had a tumultuous, on/off relationship due to some mistakes I made early on that he couldn't or wouldn't forgive. Now he says he is ready to give the relationship another...
It Looks like Lockout Only Helped NHL
As I started to write this late Wednesday afternoon, the dog started barking in the living room. He has been told not to disturb me when I'm creating literature, but something aroused him. So I go up to the living room and see him peering out...
Jakubicek, Cary-Grove Topple Stevenson
Byline: Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com By Steve Nichols snichols@dailyherald.com Slow first quarter. Menacing defense in the second. Olivia Jakubicek in the third and fourth. It's not how Cary-Grove is starting games, but as the game...
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Adelaide P. "Addie" Jurs a resident of Wheaton Adelaide P. "Addie" Jurs, 71, formerly of Willowbrook and Clarendon Hills, died peacefully at home on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, after a 22-month battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 26, 1941, in Philadelphia,...
Kaepernick in Cubbie Blue?
Byline: Janie McCauley AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Cubs scout Sam Hughes watches Colin Kaepernick nowadays and still wonders what the strong-armed NFL quarterback might look like on a pitching mound -- as a power arm in the pros. ...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
Lake Villa Township Ribfest: Lake Villa Township is hosts its fifth annual Winter Ribfest on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Caboose Park, 37908 N. Fairfield Road, Lake Villa. The event, from noon to 4 p.m., features amateur teams vying for the title of best...
Lesson Learned
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Dan Mursewick remembers himself as a difficult student. He asked a lot of questions -- "Why am I doing this?" being one common refrain, often said with exasperation and maybe a bit of...
Local Duo Ready for Rematch
Byline: Dick Quagliano Daily Herald Correspondent Coaches hate to give up home games. But for Mike Howland and his St. Viator boys basketball squad, the opportunity to play at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates was just too good to pass up. ...
Looking Up IBM Lifts Dow Average to 5-Year High
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press NEW YORK -- Strong earnings from tech giants nudged the stock market to a five-year high Wednesday. Investors drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying...
Magic Touch of Mr. Clutch Has Magic With
Just call Marco Belinelli king of the unconventional game-winning shot. He hit one in Boston on Friday while falling onto his back. On Wednesday against Detroit, Belinelli capped a 17-point comeback on a play that started with him shooting a brick...
Man Who Killed Girlfriend's Dog Gets Prison
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com When Michael Chacon's girlfriend returned to their Glendale Heights apartment last July, the walls were covered in blood and her Chihuahua was dead. On Wednesday, Chacon admitted he fatally...
Meadows Maintains East Lead
Byline: John Leusch jleusch@dailyherald.com Despite a 92-37 victory by Rolling Meadows over Buffalo Grove two weeks ago, the two girls basketball teams were tied 10-10 late in the first quarter in their Mid-Suburban East second-round game on Wednesday....
Miami Clobbers No. 1 Duke by 27
Byline: Associated Press No. 1 Duke went more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous crowd with a 90-63 victory. The Hurricanes...
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Richard M. Mickelsen of Batavia Richard M. Mickelsen, 98, formerly of Wheaton and of the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Delnor Community Hospital. He was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Chicago, IL, the son of Richard...
Money for Students Who Call Ducks or Extrude Aluminum
Suburban high schoolers (or at least their parents) constantly prowl for college scholarships. Most applications involve lots of essay writing for a chance at winning a little scholarship money. But not all. The has been awarding college money to...
Monica Bakos Didn't Envision Her Newborn Daughter's First Receiving Blanket Woul
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Monica Bakos didn't envision her newborn daughter's first receiving blanket would be a police officer's winter coat. Several things, it turns out, didn't go according to plan that bitterly cold night...
Motorola Solutions Remains Optimistic
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com By Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com Schaumburg-based [URL]Motorola Solutions Inc.;http://www.inlandrealestate.com/[/URL] on Wednesday...
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...
Mundelein High to Stage 'Radium Girls'
Byline: Mundelein High School submission Inspired by historic figures and events from 1917 to the 1920s, Mundelein High School Theatre is presenting "Radium Girls" by D.W. Gregory. The play will run in the MHS Auditorium at 3:45 and 7 p.m. Thursday,...
NBA Standings
NBA standings Eastern Conference ATLANTIC W L Pct GB New York 25 14 .641 -- Brooklyn 26 16 .619 1/2 Boston 20 21 .488 6 Philadelphia 17 25 .405 9 1/2 Toronto...
Neighbor Sports Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Private...
Neighbor Sports Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Adult...
Neighbor Sports Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.Com
Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date. Youth...
Neuqua Valley Takes 'Needed' Defeat
Byline: Joshua Welge jwelge@dailyherald.com Neuqua Valley nearly pulled itself out of a most unfamiliar spot. Trailing by 12 at Trinity after three quarters -- only the second time all year they've been behind entering the fourth -- the No. 3-ranked...
NHL Standings
NHL standings Eastern Conference Western Conference NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday's Games Vancouver 3, Calgary 2, SO Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 2 N.Y. Rangers 4, Boston 3, OT Phoenix 5, Columbus...
Nominate a 'Good Neighbor':
Nominate a 'Good Neighbor': State Rep. Keith Farnham, an Elgin Democrat, is soliciting nominations for the 2012 "Good Neighbor" business award, which recognizes businesses in the 43rd House district that partner with the community to improve the...
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Injury in Barrington fire: Two adults and two children escaped a house fire on the 100 block of North Hager Avenue in Barrington Tuesday night with only one minor injury that was treated at the scene. Two family dogs also were rescued from the home's...
Notice
Notice To report scores: Coaches, please report all scores to the Daily Herald Cook County office by e-mailing prepsports@dailyherald.com, calling (847) 427-4430, or faxing results to (847) 427-1173. When faxing results, please make sure that...
Notice
Notice To report scores: Coaches, please report all scores to the Daily Herald DuPage County office by e-mailing prepsports@dailyherald.com, calling (630) 955-3557, or faxing results to (630) 955-3540. When faxing results, please make sure...
Notice
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,...
Oberweis Wants to Oust State GOP Chair
Byline: Kerry Lester Political Editor klester@dailyherald.com By Kerry Lester Political Editor klester@dailyherald.com A newly elected suburban state senator is rounding up fellow Illinois Republican officials to try to oust the chair of the beleaguered...
Oh, What a Night 13 Years Ago
Byline: Kimberly Pohl kpohl@dailyherald.com Monica Bakos didn't envision her newborn daughter's first receiving blanket would be a police officer's winter coat. Several things, it turns out, didn't go according to plan that bitterly cold night...
One Cool Anniversary Janice Borla's Jazz Camp Tunes Up for 25th Year in Naperville
Byline: North Central College submission North Central College submission The [URL]Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp;http://proactivekids.org/[/URL] and Hot Jazz -- 6 Cool Nites concert series will celebrate their 25th anniversaries when they return...
Payton Back at Work
Byline: Associated Press New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton likes to jot down to-do lists and notes on yellow pads. Payton has had time to fill a nice stack of those this season. The Saints coach returned to work Wednesday following a nearly...
Police ID Owner of Car in Hit-and-Run
Byline: Marie Wilson mwilson@dailyherald.com The owner of the vehicle involved in a fatal hit-and-run Monday in Aurora has been missing since the accident, and police said Wednesday they are seeking the public's help in locating him. Gustavo...
Rappe Lets Her Play Do the Talking in Carmel Victory
Byline: Joe Aguilar jaguilar@dailyherald.com It's pronounced "Ra-PAY," not "Rap." And contrary to the Carmel Catholic girls basketball roster, Emma Rappe is a sophomore, not a junior. Not that the soft-spoken 6-footer is complaining. She'll...
Rise of Israeli Party Raises Hopes for Peace
Byline: Associated Press JERUSALEM -- The unexpectedly strong showing by a new centrist party in Israel's parliamentary election has raised hopes of a revival of peace talks with Palestinians that have languished for four years under Prime Minister...
Scouting This Weekend's Top Basketball Games
Boys Glenbard East (12-5, 7-0) at Naperville Central (12-6, 5-2) When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Outlook: It's all about matchups as the Rams try to stay alone in first place in the DVC. Point guard Tahron Harvey has had back-to-back 24-point performances,...
Seau's Family Sues NFL over Brain Injuries
Byline: Barry Wilner AP Football Writer Add Junior Seau's family to the thousands of people who are suing the NFL over the long-term damage caused by concussions. Seau's ex-wife and four children sued the league Wednesday, saying the former linebacker's...
Security to Improve at Elgin City Hall
Byline: Elena Ferrarin eferrarin@dailyherald.com Elgin's city hall will be getting a security makeover. The city council voted Wednesday night to award a $375,000 bid to Chicago-based general contractor F.H. Paschen to perform work including...
Six Counties in 60 Seconds
Victims of fire identified: Two men killed in a fire at a high-rise building on Chicago's South Side helped rescue an elderly woman and tried to stop the blaze. The Cook County medical examiner identified the victims as 50-year-old John Fasula and...
Sloane Stephens an Instant Celebrity
Byline: Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia -- Sloane Stephens wiped away tears as she thought about hanging a poster of herself on a wall in the place of her childhood hero. The 19-year-old American seemed to be in shock, barely able to compute...
Sosa: He and McGwire Belong in Hall of Fame
Byline: Associated Press Sammy Sosa thinks he and fellow steroid-tainted star Mark McGwire belong in the Hall of Fame. Slammin' Sammy also said the Cubs should retire his number, and he left open the possibility of running for president of the...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Sharapova loses to Li Na in Australian Open semifinal: China's Li Na has overpowered second-seeded Maria Sharapova 6-2, 6-2 to advance to the Australian Open final in Melbourne, Australia, and a chance for her second Grand Slam title. Li, who won...
'Stirred, Not Shaken -- African American'
Byline: Submitted by Aurora Historical Society The opening reception for the exhibit "Flavors of Aurora: Stirred, Not Shaken -- African American" will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place....
Stormers Win Twice against Harper
Byline: Jonathan Cregier jcregier@dailyherald.com The Harper College men's and women's basketball teams played big games against Milwaukee Area Technical College on Wednesday night, not only in the conference standings but also for seeding purposes...