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 February 11, 2013

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. AARP tax assistance: Monday mornings, Feb. 11-April 15; Arlington Heights Memorial...
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. AARP tax appointments: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, Feb. 8...
A Good Grammy Haul for Black Keys, Mumford & Gotye
Byline: Associated Press Mumford & Sons wrapped up a completely unpredictable Grammy Awards with perhaps the most surprising win of the night, taking home album of the year for "Babel." It was an event that even shocked the London folk-rockers....
All-Star Game in Jeopardy for Hobbled Noah?
The state of the Bulls could be summarized in part Sunday by a couple of accessories two stationary bikes that sat next to the practice court at the Berto Center. One was for Joakim Noah, who is trying to play through plantar fasciitis. Another...
Allstate's Gregoire Wins Award for Service to Community
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec Daily Herald Business Writer akukec@dailyherald.com When Maryse Gregoire left Haiti in 1971, she was preparing to get married in the United States and start a new life. Years later, her son would become ill and was near...
Allstate's Gregoire Works to Help Others
When Maryse Gregoire left Haiti in 1971, she was preparing to get married in the United States and start a new life. Years later, her son would become ill and was near death. Her prayers to save him literally changed her own life, she said. She promised...
An Auto Showgreenscreen
Electric? Hybrid? Compressed natural gas? Diesel? Weve hurtled from a few alternate fuel options at the Chicago Auto Show in years past to a green car explosion in 2013 that can be bewildering for consumers looking to save money on gas and save...
A 'Rush to Injustice'
Byline: Associated Press STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Joe Paternos family released its response to Penn States report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal Sunday, attacking Louis Freehs conclusion that the coach hid sex abuse allegations against his longtime assistant....
As Seasons Change, Stark Differences in Abundance
The transition from winter toward spring and football toward baseball is an annual reminder of the late, great humorist George Carlin. Nobody articulated more insightfully the differences between the mens men and the boys of summer, between body...
A Steptoward Fitness Six Daily Herald Readers Begin a Journey to Transform Their Bodies and Lifestyles
Byline: Gerry Alger galger@dailyherald.com By Gerry Alger galger@dailyherald.com The focus has shifted for six Daily Herald readers, from looking back on a lifelong struggle with weight to looking ahead to a new way of life. The 2013 Fittest...
As Workplaces Continue to Shrink, Tensions Grow
Q: The company where Ive worked for the past 13 years has moved. As a result of what I believe is one mans prejudice against my size, I went from a semiprivate office to a cramped, noisy cubicle. I have the same accommodations as the temp hired to...
Battle for the Ages
Byline: Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. Notre Dame watched a video of great boxing knockouts knowing its game against Louisville would probably be bruising. It turned out to be the longest game in Big East regular-season history. "I talked...
Canadian Women Already in Combat
Byline: Associated Press TORONTO On May 17, 2006, in a firefight with Afghan Taliban insurgents, Canadian forces lost an artillery officer hit by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade. She was Capt. Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian woman...
Child Life Specialists Minimize Stress on Kids
Byline: Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News Jade Tukan is an inquisitive 2-year-old with bright eyes and a confident smile, but her life was terribly disrupted when she was given a diagnosis of a deadly cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, in January. As her...
College Men
College men How the AP Top 25 fared No. 1 Indiana beat No. 10 Ohio St. 81-68 No. 4 Duke beat Boston College 62-61 No. 7 Arizona lost to California 77-69 No. 9 Syracuse beat St. Johns 77-58 No. 18 Minnesota lost to Illinois 57-53 ...
Command Change in Afghanistan
Byline: Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday as the coalition enters its final stretch of the more than 11-year-old war. The new commander faces daunting...
Corn Shortage Idles 20 Ethanol Plants Nationwide
Byline: Associated Press ST. LOUIS The persistent drought is taking a toll on producers of ethanol, with corn becoming so scarce that nearly two dozen ethanol plants have been forced to halt production. The Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol...
Crews Hurry to Clear Snow from N.Y. Roads
Byline: Associated Press PATCHOGUE, N.Y. The harrowing images from New Yorks slice of the massive snowstorm people stranded overnight, cars abandoned on long stretches of drift-covered highways were slowly erased Sunday on the far reaches of...
Dance Teams Compete in Batavia
Byline: Tara Garcia Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Before 13 St. Charles North High School girls dressed in black and red sequins stepped out onto the Batavia High School gym floor Sunday, they were pumping each other up for their performance....
Dileo-4330191
Frank J. DiLeo of Aurora Frank J. DiLeo Jr., 78, of Aurora and Vero Beach, Fla. was born Feb. 23, 1934, went to the Lord Feb. 7, 2013. "If love could have saved him, he would have lived forever." Frank and his sister, Helen (Bilello, Toms River,...
DuPage County in 60 Seconds
Art show applications: Artists with ties to DuPage County have about a month left to apply for the fifth annual DuPage Invitational Sculpture Show, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Lilacia Park in Lombard. Artists who produce...
Entrepreneur Suggests to Start Planning, Saving for College Early
An interview with Jim Novak, president of . Q: Describe your business. A: College Funding International is a division of Novak Financial Group Inc. We have been in business over 20 years and specialize in helping families optimize their financial...
Ex-L.A. Cop Remains at Large
Byline: Associated Press IRVINE, Calif. Police blocked off a street and stood guard in front of a home in a typically quiet Southern California suburb Sunday, protecting a man they believe has been targeted by a fugitive ex-police officer suspected...
Flu Season Affected by Changing Weather Patterns
Byline: Lee Bowman Scripps Howard News Service Government epidemiologists insist that many things go into making a flu season nasty or mild, early or late. But a great deal of accumulating research points a feverish finger at long-term weather...
Former Mt. Prospect Trustee Dies at Age 104
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com The key to Theodore J. Wattenbergs longevity can be found in the classic concept of the Golden Mean. Wattenberg, a former Mount Prospect and Prospect Heights resident, passed away Saturday at the...
Fox Valley in 60 Seconds
Randall/Big Timber roadwork: Traffic signal work at the intersection of Randall and Big Timber roads will begin today, weather permitting, and is expected to be completed by April 1. Anticipated work includes installation of temporary traffic signals...
Fun Reeled in at Annual Ice Fishin' Derby
Byline: Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com Baseball has been called a game of inches. The same could apply to the annual Chain O Lakes Ice Fishin Derby and Winter Festival. On Sunday, the concluding day of this years 53rd annual derby, sponsored...
Gas Prices Jumped 25 Cents in Two Weeks
Byline: Bloomberg The average price for regular gasoline at U.S. pumps rose 24.75 cents a gallon in the past two weeks to $3.5918 a gallon, according to Lundberg Survey. The survey covers the period ended Feb. 8 and is based on information obtained...
Gene Study Shows Who Will Have Early Hearing Losses
Byline: Irene Maher Tampa Bay Times So, maybe there were a few loud concerts over the years. Youve always loved big fireworks shows. And you dont always protect your ears when using the leaf blower. But youre just in your 40s or 50s, way too young...
Get out the Welcome Mats
The daunting part of the Blackhawks schedule is over and who could have predicted this? After playing 10 of their first 12 games on the road, the Hawks will return to the United Center on Tuesday still without a loss in regulation after beating...
Getting Healthy a Huge Motivation for Her
Byline: Melynda Findlay mfindlay@dailyherald.com The first time anyone asked me about taking part in the Daily Heralds Fittest Loser was last fall, and it was great timing. I had just been to a memorial service for a woman whod died after a long...
Hairston's Deal with Cubs Done
Byline: Associated Press Outfielder Scott Hairston and the Cubs have finalized a two-year contract. The 32-year-old Hairston hit .263 with a career-high 20 homers, 57 RBI and 25 doubles last year in his second season with the New York Mets. ...
Hands-On Science at Fermilab
Byline: Tara Garcia Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com A few weeks ago, Nisha Shah, of Bartlett, had no idea the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory was practically in her backyard. She learned about it from her 9-year-old son, Rajan,...
Hands-On Science Lesson at Fermilab
Byline: Tara Garcia Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com A few weeks ago, Nisha Shah, of Bartlett, had no idea the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory was practically in her backyard. She learned about it from her 9-year-old son, Rajan,...
Harper Students Have Another Clear Path to 4-Year Degree Your News
Byline: Submitted by Harper College Harper College officially inked an agreement with Governors State University to create a Dual Degree Program that guarantees admission to Harper students, who enroll in the program and complete their associate...
Here's What Family Doesn't Get: Paterno's Not the Victim Here
Go ahead and read all 238 pages of the Paterno family report, if youre so inclined. People who believe Joe Paternos statue should still be standing in Happy Valley probably will, and feel pretty good about it at the end. The summary weighs in...
Important for Caregivers to Get Immunizations
They were novices, but doing a remarkably fine job handling a newborn. The young parents were in the office for their 5-day-olds well-baby checkup the first of many. After examining the healthy little girl and going through feeding schedules, pooping...
In a Sea of Trouble, an Oasis of Hope
In a sea of trouble, an oasis of hope To the editor: As the economy has worsened, I and others have found it difficult and sometimes impossible to continue to put food on the table let alone "healthy options" that would keep us from the vicious...
Indiana Learns Its Lesson
Byline: Associated Press After a stunning loss, the Indiana Hoosiers were on a mission to reaffirm just how good they are. There was no questioning their ability Sunday. Victor Oladipo scored a career-high 26 points, Cody Zeller added 24 and...
Just for Kids
Submit events at least three weeks in advance by email to dupageneighbor.com or by fax, (630) 955-0895. Naperville: Celebrate Mardi Gras by making animal-inspired masks through Sunday, Feb. 17, at DuPage Childrens Museums Art Studio, 301 N. Washington...
Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
Events specifically for children or teens as well as those for families, including classes, park and library programs, music, dances, family fitness events, battles of the bands. Deadline is two weeks before event date. St. Mary School Registration:...
Kids, Teens and Family Send Items to Nbrcalendar@dailyherald.com -BYLN-
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. Novel Detectives: 4:30 p.m. Monday,...
'Kind of Crazy to Think What's Happened'
Byline: Associated Press Brandt Snedeker didnt have to take a back seat to anyone at Pebble Beach. A runner-up to Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson each of the last two weeks, Snedeker finished off a record performance Sunday with a 7-under 65 for...
Krueger-4330194
William James "Bill" Krueger of Batavia William James "Bill" Krueger, 72, went to his heavenly home Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born May 19, 1940, in Milwaukee, Wis., the son of...
Lake County in 60 Seconds
MHS jazz bands to perform: The Mundelein High School jazz bands will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the auditorium. Admission is free. The concert will feature performances by both the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz Lab Band. Student...
Lawmakers Urge Oversight of Drone Program
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON President Barack Obamas use of unmanned drones to kill Americans who are suspected of being al-Qaida allies deserves closer inspection, lawmakers said Sunday as even some of the presidents allies suggested an...
Lifelong Learner Bartlett Teacher Goes to Extraordinary Lengths to Encourage Reading, Takes on Extra Duties. It's All Part of Her Quest to Never Stop Learning
Byline: Tara Garcia Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com By Tara Garcia Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Lana Brozik has 7,000 books in her classroom. Theres fantasy and science fiction that her students read the most, but also mysteries,...
LinkedIn More Complicated but Potentially More Effective
LinkedIn aint what it used to be. The business-focused social media site has "gotten so complicated," says Michael Yublosky. But, he adds in the next breath, "There are so many things you can do. (LinkedIn) is a much more effective tool." Chief...
Man Won't Get Gator Back after Drug Bust
A Cary man lost his 5-foot long pet alligator after an October 2011 drug bust but is getting another chance to move forward without a felony conviction. Nicholas R. Cosmano, 27, of the 7200 block of Owl Way, recently pleaded guilty to misdemeanor...
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...
Neighbors Might Not Recognize Wheeling Contestant
Byline: Deborah Donovan ddonovan@dailyherald.com Danni Allen can travel around the suburbs almost incognito because she looks different from what fans see on the NBC television show "The Biggest Loser." While the weight-loss series is halfway...
NHL Standings
NHL standings Eastern Conference Western Conference NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sundays Games BLACKHAWKS 3, Nashville 0 Detroit 3, Los Angeles 2 Edmonton 3, Columbus 1 Boston 3, Buffalo 1 N.Y....
Northwest Suburbs in 60 Seconds
Library to hold book sale: The Friends of the Palatine Public Library will hold its Winter Used Book Sale Friday through Sunday at the main library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, and 12:30...
Notre Dame Summary
Notre Dame summary NOTRE DAME 104, lOUISVILLE 101, 5 OT FG FT Reb LOUISVILLE Min M-A M-A O-T A PF PTS Behanan 56 13-20 4-9 6-15 1 4 30 Dieng 52 5-9 7-10 4-13 5 ...
Obama Turns to Executive Power in New Term
Byline: Associated Press WASHINGTON This is what "Forward" looks like. Fast forward, even. President Barack Obamas campaign slogan is springing to life in a surge of executive directives and agency rule-making that touch many of the affairs...
Palatine Music Store Owner's Dying Wish to Be Honored
Byline: Lenore Adkins and Steve Zalusky szalusky@dailyherald.com For John Giovannoni, co-owner of The Music Room in downtown Palatine, a dying request has become a reason to celebrate. "His request before he passed away was that he didnt want...
Political Rifts Re-Emerge in Bensenville Mayoral Race
Byline: Christopher Placek cplacek@dailyherald.com Four years after a bitter Bensenville mayoral election resulted in the defeat of a 24-year incumbent, the political divisions in town appear to be just as strong. Village President Frank Soto...
Quite a Salvage Mission
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS Illinois nearly ruined a strong nonconference start by losing seven of its first nine Big Ten games to tumble out of the Top 25. In this loaded league, though, the Fighting Illini still have...
Rubio Emerging as Republicans' Newest Star
Byline: Washington Post WASHINGTON Lately, it seems just about everyone is fascinated by the junior senator from Florida. Times current cover proclaims Marco Rubio "The Republican Savior." The website BuzzFeed last week solicited his views on...
Set Safety Rules When Leaving a Child Home Alone
Q. My husband and I work full time, and we have a daughter in middle school. Is it safe for her to be alone after school until we get home from work? A. By middle school, your child may be resisting the idea of a baby sitter or after-school program,...
Short, Intense Workouts Making Strides
Byline: Katy Read Minneapolis Star Tribune Julie Ennis did not look like she was having fun. As she pushed at the weight machines, it was clear from her grimaces and groans that her muscles were working a lot harder than they felt like working....
Smarter Snacking
Smarter snacking Have you upgraded your snacks in the interest of more healthful eating? Its a great idea to choose snacks wisely, says Harvard Medical School. But many foods that seem to be a great nutrition value arent. Bran muffins and cereal...
Solar Industry Grapples with Its Hazardous Waste
Byline: Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Homeowners on the hunt for sparkling solar panels are lured by ads filled with images of pristine landscapes and bright sunshine, and words about the technologys benefits for the environment and the wallet....
Sports in 60 Seconds
Leafs Grabovski faces NHL discipline over biting allegation: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski will face a disciplinary hearing with the NHL on Monday amid biting allegations. Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty said Grabovski bit him during...
Spurs Hit Town with Win
Byline: Associated Press Tony Parker had 29 points and 11 assists in another brilliant performance without his two sidekicks, and the San Antonio Spurs dominated the second half to beat the Brooklyn Nets 111-86 on Sunday. Two nights after a loss...
Storm Gone, Ordeal Stays Northeast Slowly Recovers
Byline: Associated Press Associated Press NEWPORT, R.I. Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought...
Supporters Hit the Lanes to Help W. Chicago-Area Boy
Byline: Matt Arado marado@dailyherald.com Christina Payton takes a few seconds before talking about the support she and her family have received as they wait for a heart-transplant operation for her 6-year-old son, Owen. "WeEre so blessed," she...
The Blotter
Arlington Heights * A vandal hurled a brick that cracked a 6-foot by 6-foot window at the Wheeling Township Democratic Party headquarters, 1310 W. Northwest Hwy., between 9 p.m. Feb. 4 and noon Feb. 5. The brick did not go through the window and...
The World the Nation
New U.S. commander: KABUL, Afghanistan Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford took charge of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan Sunday as the coalition enters its final stretch of the more than 11-year-old war. The commander manage a coalition withdrawal...
Thibs Preaches Patience about Rose's Return
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Heres how Derrick Rose spent the latter part of his practice time Sunday: He shot baskets, including some post-ups against assistant coach Adrian Griffin. Then he did a series of exercises with strength...
Thorne-4330196
John Daniel "Dan" Thorne lifelong resident of Wheaton John Daniel "Dan" Thorne, 69, succumbed to his battle with cancer on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. He died at home surrounded by his children. He was born July 10, 1943, at Delnor Hospital in St. Charles....
Trainers Ready and Waiting
The engine driving the Fittest Loser Challenge contestants can be found in the seven personal trainers from Push Fitness in Schaumburg. Each of the competitors will be fueled with nutrition advice, guided through rigorous workouts and encouraged over...
Tri-Cities Area in 60 Seconds
Meet Mr. Kaneland: Mr. Kaneland 2013 will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in the Kaneland High School auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park. It was created by Kaneland Peer Leadership to raise money for the Delnor Center for Breast Health. Now...
Two-Day Planner
Today * The Valley of the Fox Group of the Sierra Club will welcome Aaron Cosentino, chairman of the Elgin Sustainability Commission, at 7 p.m. today at the Hawthorne Hill Nature Center, 28 Brookside Drive, off Randall Road, Elgin. He will give...
Violent Storms Hit Mississippi
Byline: Associated Press NEW ORLEANS A tornado tore through Hattiesburg on Sunday as part of a wave of severe storms that downed trees, damaged buildings and injured more than a dozen people. The twister traveled down one of Hattiesburgs main...
Vonn's Surgeon 'Optimistic for Full Recovery'
Byline: Associated Press The surgeon who operated on Lindsey Vonns right knee was "optimistic for a full recovery" after she shredded two ligaments during a crash last week at the world championships. Dr. Bill Sterett, a physician for the U.S....
Wattenberg-4330193
Theodore J. Wattenberg of Prospect Heights Theodore J. Wattenberg was born on Oct. 31, 1908, in Berlin, Germany. He passed away on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Riverwoods. Ted lived the American Dream. After World War I, at the age of 16, he immigrated...
We're Expanding the Video Coverage We Offer
To our Readers, One of the thrilling opportunities the digital age offers for journalism is the ability to tell stories with more than simply pictures and printed words. This is not particularly new. For years, weve added video coverage to the...