Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)

The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper both owned and published by Paddock Publications, Inc. First published in 1872, the Daily Herald is headquartered in Arlington Heights, Ill.The third largest newspaper in Illinois, the Daily Herald serves an area of about 1,300 square miles that includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. The largest suburban newspaper in the Chicago area, the Daily Herald covers local and national news, as well as neighborhood and community events in the more than 90 communities it serves. Family owned and operated by the Paddocks for four generations, the Daily Herald started expanding in the late 1960s, growing from a weekly paper to five days a week and, finally, daily in 1981. It expanded its coverage area in the late 1980s and since 2000 has experiencd a growth in circulation of almost 20 percent in the suburban Chicago market. In 2010, the Daily Herald received a total of seven awards from the Inland Press Association's national journalism competition. Three of the awards were first place prizes in the areas of community leadership, explanatory journalism in the large-newspaper category (circulation over 75,000), and sports photography. In 2002, reporter Rukmini Callimachi was a finalist for the AP Managing Editors (APME) International Perspective Awards for a story and photographs that told about the lives of area immigrants through their own words. John Lampinen is Senior Vice President/Editor and Daniel E. Baumann is the Publisher.

Articles from August 11, 2013

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Abogados Tratan De Evitar Apelacin del Caso De U-46
Byline: Por Tara Garca Mathewson Para reflejos Los abogados de ambas partes de un caso de discriminacin en contra del Distrito Escolar U-46 del Area de Elgin pasaron casi una hora en el despacho del juez que presidi el caso el jueves pasado discutiendo...
Abused Canine Ready to Get Some Love from Forever Home
This is the story about a dog named Rocket, a black-and-white hound mix who lived through abuse and cruelty and came to the Buddy Foundation because of the determined efforts of two special people. Although only 2 years old, Rocket spent 7 months...
Abused Dog Ready to Get Some Love from Forever Home
This is the story about a dog named Rocket, a black-and-white hound mix who lived through abuse and cruelty and came to the Buddy Foundation because of the determined efforts of two special people. Although only 2 years old, Rocket spent 7 months...
A Color Explosion in Arlington Hts
Byline: Anna Marie Kukec akukec@dailyherald.com 's first Color Blast 5K run Saturday in downtown Arlington Heights pelted about 1,300 runners and walkers with blue, green and other colored cornstarch that drifted into clouds among dozens of spectators...
Actress Karen Black; NFL's Art Donovan
Byline: Associated Press Karen Black, the prolific actress who appeared in more than 100 movies and was featured in such counterculture favorites as "Easy Rider," "Five Easy Pieces" and "Nashville," has died in Los Angeles. Known for her full...
Addison Cop Is 'Our Angel'
Byline: Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com By Josh Stockinger jstockinger@dailyherald.com Some angels have wings. Others have automated external defibrillators. For Ed and Nancy Sullivan of Addison, local police officer Maria Reyes...
After Banner Season, MAC Hopes for More Predicted MAC Finish
Byline: Noah Trister AP Sports Writer In the last year, the Mid-American Conference has had a team in the Orange Bowl and a player picked No. 1 in the NFL draft. Now, for an encore -- how about a Heisman Trophy? That may seem far-fetched,...
After Long Road Back, Oden Ready to Join Heat
Byline: Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS -- Greg Oden has every reason to be frustrated and disappointed. The former No. 1 overall pick out of Ohio State has endured three micro fracture knee surgeries, the last in February 2012, and hasn't played...
A Hibiscus for Every Landscape
Byline: Diana Stoll The Planter's Palette By Diana Stoll The Planter's Palette Hibiscus are heat-loving beauties at their prime in mid to late summer. Their large, exotic looking blooms add a showy splash of color to almost any sunny location. Choose...
AL Pitching Comparison
AL pitching comparison 2013 TEAM (2013 VS OPP) (LAST 3 STARTS) PITCHERS LINE W-L ERA REC W-L IP ERA W-L IP ERA HWG Minnesota Correia (r) 7-8 4.84 10-12 1-1 13.2 3.95 0-2 9.2 13.03 26.1 ...
AL Standings
AL standings East W L Pct GB Boston 71 48 .597 -- Tampa Bay 66 49 .574 3 Baltimore 64 52 .552 5 1/2 New York 58 57 .504 11 Toronto 54 62 .466 15 1/2 ...
Alumnos Necesitan Recibir Una Vacuna Tdap O Mostrar Que la Recibieron Estatinas Reduciran Riesgo De C[beta]ncer AReduce El T Negro El Riesgo De Desarrollar la Diabetes?
WOODSTOCK u El Departamento de Salud del Condado de McHenry (MCDH) se une a los Centros para el Control y Prevencin de Enfermedades (CDC) para destacar la importancia de las inmunizaciones. Las vacunas se encuentran entre las herramientas de salud...
Another Rough Round for Woods
Byline: Associated Press PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Tiger Woods walked off the 18th hole and past Jason Dufner and Adam Scott, who stood on the putting green still waiting to tee off as the last group of the PGA Championship's third round. Woods is usually...
AP Sportlight
AP Sportlight Aug. 11 1970 -- Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning beats the Houston Astros 6-5 to become the first pitcher to win 100 games in both leagues since Cy Young. 1974 -- Lee Trevino beats Jack Nicklaus by 1 stroke to capture...
ARIES: (MARCH 21 -- APRIL 20) Any Inspiration at All Would Be Welcome Right Now
ARIES: (MARCH 21 -- APRIL 20) Any inspiration at all would be welcome right now. You've gone as far as you can trying to keep yourself interested in the life you've created. There may be something to it. Don't lose faith in that possibility. TAURUS:...
ARIES: (MARZO 21 - ABRIL 20) Cualquier Fuente De Inspiracin Sera Bienvenida En
ARIES: (MARZO 21 - ABRIL 20) Cualquier fuente de inspiracin sera bienvenida en este momento. Has ido lo m[sz]s lejos posible intentando mantenerte interesado en la vida que has creado. Puede ser que haya algo. No pierdas la fe en esa posibilidad. ...
Arlington Park Charts
Arlington Park charts Aug. 10, 2013 FIRST--Purse $19,000, Maiden Claiming $35,000-$30,000, 2 yo, 5 1/2 Furlongs $2 Mutuels: 5 Hey Pretty Boy $8.00 $4.00 $2.60 $2 EXACTA: 5-2 pd. $29.40 2 Spooky Vision $3.80 $3.00 $0.10...
Arlington Selections
Arlington selections By Joe Kristufek Aug. 11, 2013 Selections for a fast track Horses listed by program number; Post time: 1 p.m. 1. 6 furlongs, purse $38,000, maiden special weight, 3 yo's & up, f&m. PN Horse Jockey/trainer...
Automakers to Boost Factories
Byline: Daily Herald wire services Automakers, enjoying the best U.S. sales since 2007, last week disclosed plans to spend $434 million to boost their capacity to make vehicles and engines in North America. Ford Motor Co. said it's looking to...
Bad Head Gasket Can Spell Doom for Decade-Old Car That Overheats Leaking Head Gasket Can Spell Doom for Car
Q. I have 2000 Eldorado with 82,000 miles. I bought it new and have always kept up the service. About a month ago it overheated. The heat indicator had always been steady in the middle. When the vehicle cooled, I checked the coolant level and it...
Beckham Leads off, and Just Keeps Walking
Byline: Scot Gregor sgregor@dailyherald.com Alejandro De Aza got the day off Saturday, so Gordon Beckham moved up to the leadoff spot for the White Sox for only the second time this season. While he still projects out as a No. 2 hitter, Beckham...
Beware the Date That Becomes a Job Interview
Q. Is it rude for a man to ask a woman during a first date, "Do you know how to cook?" or "Are you a good cook?" I have just turned 30 and prefer to date men in their late 30s or early 40s, but find it incredibly rude when this is one of their first...
Boundaries, Not Guilt, the Answer to Pal's Meltdowns
Q. I have a friend who has a meltdown about twice or three times a week. I've become her go-to person because we are in the same profession. I've reviewed cover letters, resumes, job applications, prepared her for interviews, given her career advice,...
'Burbs Best
Byline: Scott C. Morgan smorgan@dailyherald.com By Scott C. Morgan smorgan@dailyherald.com Vocalist Gabriela Francesca of Palatine was named the winner of the 2013 edition of Suburban Chicago's Got Talent, while vocalist Andrew Johnston of Bourbonnais...
CASCADE, Idaho -- A Man Suspected of Killing a California Woman and Her Young So
Byline: Rebecca Boone Associated Press CASCADE, Idaho -- A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness Saturday, and the teen was found safe, authorities...
Changes in This 'Family' Not Easy but Survivable
When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company's syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We're a family. By then I had been syndicated for more than a decade by the Tribune Co. and was struck...
Chicago
Byline: Jacky Runice Daily Herald Correspondent Chicago Air and water extravaganza Flying in an airplane is fun again -- when you're a spectator at the Chicago Air and Water Show, that is. The show, which turns 55 this year, will feature flying...
Cmo Usar la Parrilla Los Expertos En C[beta]ncer Publican Cinco Pasos Asar Con Seguridad
(PRNewswire) -- Ahora que estamos en la temporada de las parrilladas, los expertos en el Instituto Americano de Investigacin del C[sz]ncer (AICR), una organizacin que estudia el impacto del estilo de vida en el riesgo de c[sz]ncer, emiti una advertencia...
Colin Powell's Message of Optimism
Ask friends to list the attributes of a leader, and they'll offer up a variety of characteristics: A leader has vision, magnetism, creativity, communication skills, courage, integrity. No doubt there are other attributes too. Most leaders have intellect....
Conjure Up Color to Create Yard Magic
Byline: Maureen Gilmer Scripps Howard News Service Color is a great equalizer. It's a disguise for things not quite beautiful. For some creative souls, color is a sacrament. For those unwilling to think outside the box, it is a necessary evil....
Donovan a Character Who Came by It Naturally
Byline: Tracee Hamilton The Washington Post With the death of Art Donovan last week, sports lost one of its last genuine characters -- in every sense of the word. In 2013, athletes are considered characters if they are outrageous, such as Chad...
Easing Special Ed Transition New Huntley Program's Goal Is to Teach Students Practical Life Skills
Byline: Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com By Tara Garca Mathewson tgarciamathewson@dailyherald.com Huntley High School special education student Tess Podraza, 18, wants to be more independent, but to reach that level she'll need...
Ecuatoriano Anangon Debuta En El Chicago Fire EEUU Supera a Mxico En Ranking FIFA
CHICAGO -- El delantero ecuatoriano Juan Luis Anangon dijo estar contento por la oportunidad de jugar en la MLS, y que viene para hacer bien las cosas y a compartir responsabilidades con el equipo, sin pretender convertirse en hroe. Despus de darse...
Editorial Wrong, Unfair to Village
Editorial wrong, unfair to village I object to the Daily Herald's reference to Buffalo Grove in the editorial on Thursday, Aug. 8, regarding housing for the disabled. Whether intended or not, the editorial cast our village in a negative light that...
El Diagnstico Es la Clave
Byline: Por Irene Maher Para Reflejos Cuando Ellen Mejas recibi la llamada de la maestra de primer grado de su hija, no poda creerlo. Seguro, Hailey, entonces de 6 a[+ or -]os, no era alguien que se sentara en silencio en casa con un libro. Pero...
El Gas Natural Es Una Mezcla De Gases De Hicrocarbono De Origen Natural Que Cons
El gas natural es una mezcla de gases de hicrocarbono de origen natural que consiste principalmente de metano, pero comnmente incluye cantidades variables de otros alcanos superiores e incluso un porcentaje menor de dixido de carbono, nitrgeno, y sulfuro...
El Rostro Cambiante De la Nacin
WASHINGTON (AP) Una ola de inmigracin, el aumento en la cantidad de mujeres blancas que ya no pueden tener hijos y altas tasas de nacimientos entre las minoras han contribuido a que disminuya el porcentaje de ni[+ or -]os blancos. La mitad de los ni[+...
El Valor De Los Jvenes Indocumentados Conocidos Como Los 'Dream 9'
Cuando nueve jvenes indocumentados se presentaron ante las autoridades estadounidenses de inmigracin re-ingresando al pas por la frontera de Mxico con EEUU, saban que iban a ser arrestados y que su futuro sera muy incierto. Ellos saban que estaban...
Endangered Species Thrive on Military Ranges
Byline: Julie Watson Associated Press SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND, Calif. -- The sign leaves no doubt about the risk in entering the steep seaside hills that North America's rarest bird calls home: "Danger. Boom. Explosives. Unexploded Ordnance and Laser...
Every Email Gets a Response
Every email gets a response. And pitcher Monica Abbott gets a lot of emails. Fans, especially the young girls who idolize her, have questions. They want to know what it's like to be a professional softball player. They want to know how they can...
Eydie Gorme Recorded Some Classic Pop Tunes
Byline: Bob Thomas Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Eydie Gorme, a popular nightclub and television singer as a solo act and as a team with her husband, Steve Lawrence, has died. She was 84. Gorme, who also had a huge solo hit in 1963 with "Blame...
Fight Schedule
Fight schedule Aug. 12 At Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka, vs. Jose Nieves, 12, for Yamanaka's WBC bantamweight title; Akira Yaegashi vs. Oscar Blanquet, 12, for Yaegashi's WBC flyweigh title. Aug. 16 At U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago (ESPN), Andrzej...
Fisher Upset with Kosar
Byline: Associated Press Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saturday he has lost a lot of respect for former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar, who was highly critical of Fisher's team while serving as color commentator for the Cleveland Browns on Thursday...
Fixing a Blind Spot for Curtains
Byline: Elizabeth Mayhew Special To The Washington Post Whenever I think about window treatments, an anecdote from one of my favorite childhood books, "Amelia Bedelia" by Peggy Parish, always comes to mind. Amelia is a kooky housekeeper who misunderstands...
For Cougars, It's about More Than Wins and Losses
The Kane County Cougars are wrapping up their first year as an affiliate of the Cubs, and by all accounts, the relationship has been a good one. The Cubs have a farm club close to home, and the Cougars are getting some of the most talked-about players...
Fort Hood Victims Want Shooting Designated Terrorist Act
Byline: Associated Press Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting "Allahu akbar" (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them from going to Afghanistan and...
Furyk Has Lead Heading to Final Round of PGA
Byline: Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer By Doug Ferguson AP Golf Writer -CLMN- PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The final moments Saturday at Oak Hill brought out more emotion as big putts kept falling in the PGA Championship, with one big difference. These putts...
Garlic Fest Rockin' in the Park Riverfest Express Go Fly a Kite Salsa Sounds She Loves Rock 'N' Roll World's Fair of Money
Sample a variety of garlic creations, including garlic ice cream, candy, cupcakes, cocktails and much at Garlic Fest, in Everts Park, 130 Highwood Ave., Highwood. The event features the Taste of Garlic competition for savory and sweet categories at...
Gladiolus a Showy Flower; Trim Early for Best Display Indoors
Byline: Tim Johnson Chicago Botanic Garden The gladiolus produces a large, showy flower spike that lasts for several days in the garden or in a vase. A gladiolus flower stalk has several buds that will bloom in order from the bottom up. To get...
GOP of Two Minds on Immigration
On immigration, the Republican Party is trapped in two trains of thought, each speeding along the wrong track. At the Tea Party end, there's absolute resistance to normalizing the status of illegal immigrants. On the cheap-labor side, there's this...
It'll Have a New Name, but Wayne's Getting Its Store Back
The Wayne Country Store has caught the eye of many observers as the idyllic community store from a past era. Area residents were enamored with the old-fashioned store even more when movie star Jessica Lange was there to shoot a segment of her 1990...
It's a Dog's Life at Beach Destination
Byline: Linda Lombardi Associated Press By Linda Lombardi Associated Press REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. -- When you're looking to get a dog, experts tell you to find one that fits your lifestyle. And when you take your dogs on vacation, you need to find...
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...
Kitz-4349185
Martin "Marty" Kitz of Elburn Martin "Marty" Kitz, age 72, passed away at his home, Wednesday, August 7, 2013. Released from his battles with cancer that he fought bravely for a decade, Marty fell asleep in this world, only to awaken in the arms of...
La Resistencia a Los Antibiticos
(Reuters) -- La resistencia a los antibiticos representa una amenaza catastrfica para la medicina y podra significar que los pacientes tengan un riesgo por ciruga menor de morir de infecciones que ya no pueden tratarse, dijeron funcionarios de salud...
Lawmakers Say Oversight of NSA Limited
Byline: Peter Wallsten The Washington Post WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration points to checks and balances from Congress as a key rationale for supporting bulk collection of Americans' telephone communications data, but several lawmakers responsible...
Leukemia Research Foundation Seeks Nurse Nominations
Byline: Submitted by Leukemia Research Foundation Nurses make an immense difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families every day. An exceptional hematology-oncology nurse is dedicated, loved by patients and is an invaluable...
Liberan a Activistas Inmigrantes Corte: Marvel Retiene Los Derechos Sobre Spider-Man Y Iron Man Prohibiciones Por Fumar Al Aire Libre
ARIZONA -- Nueve jvenes activistas detenidos tras intentar cruzar la frontera desde Mxico para protestar contra la poltica migratoria de EEUU fueron liberados el 7 de agosto en el sur de Arizona. Los Dream9, fueron detenidos el 22 de julio cuando intentaban...
Life-Changing Endeavor
Byline: Matt Sasso msasso@dailyherald.com When you first played badminton in your back yard or at a picnic, did you think it would change your life? Neither did Shannon Pohl, but now she is a former No. 1 ranked U.S. women's badminton player...
Local Arts& Entertainment
Does your organization have an upcoming event? Tell us -- and our web readers -- all about it at dailyherald.com/calendar. AC Rock -- Summer Concert: 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, Palatine Public Library, 700 N. North Court, Palatine. Chicago's premier...
'Massacre Pond' a Clever Mystery
Byline: Bruce Desilva Associated Press By Bruce Desilva Associated Press Elizabeth Morse, who made her fortune selling worthless herbal remedies to the gullible, is buying up huge parcels of timberland in eastern Maine with the hope of persuading...
McHenry County Conservation District
Byline: Submitted by MCCD Nature discoveries and activities are planned with McHenry County Conservation District this summer. Visit the district's website, , to view the programs in greater detail or sign up to receive the quarterly magazine "Landscapes."...
Metra Safety Poster Contest Winners
The following students were chosen as the Metra Safety Poster Contest winners: First place: * Tristan Mehra, kindergarten, White Eagle Elementary School, Naperville. * Pranav Agrawala, first grade, Steeple Run Elementary, Lisle. * Yebin...
MLS Standings
MLS standings Eastern Conference W L T Pts GF GA Sporting Kansas City 11 7 6 39 36 24 New York 11 8 5 38 36 31 Philadelphia 10 7 7 37 36 32 ...
Moving On
Byline: Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- The wait is almost over. Since the debut of "Breaking Bad" in January 2008, this drama series -- horrifying, funny, twisted and addictive -- has kept its audience guessing. But one thing seemed certain...
NASCAR Sprint Car Series
NASCAR Sprint Car Series Cheez-It 355 at The Glen lineup After Saturday qualifying; race Sunday At Watkins Glen International Watkins Glen, N.Y. Lap length: 2.45 miles (Car number in parentheses) 1. (9) Marcos Ambrose, Ford, 128.241....
Navarro Shows Up, Hits Cubs to Victory
Byline: Steve Overbey Associated Press ST. LOUIS -- Dioner Navarro made it look simple Saturday night. The catcher, picking up a bat for the first time in three days, lashed a run-scoring double in the eighth inning to break a tie and cap a 3-run...
NEW YORK -- for Years, Curiosity Seekers Visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, Grave Of
Byline: Associated Press NEW YORK -- For years, curiosity seekers visiting the Fort Worth, Texas, grave of Lee Harvey Oswald have wondered about the simple headstone next door, marked Nick Beef. It turns out Nick Beef is alive and living in New...
No Quick Fixfor Sox GM
You don't have to read between the lines to understand where the White Sox go from here. You just have to read the lines. The Sox are rebuilding. No, it's not a rip-it-to-shreds rebuild along the lines of what the Cubs are going through, but...
Obamas Return to Martha's Vineyard for R&R
WASHINGTON -- The first summer vacation of President Barack Obama's second term is taking him back to Martha's Vineyard, the well-heeled Massachusetts island he avoided during last year's re-election campaign. But his return is causing a bit of an...
Outback by Bike 1,900-Mile Motorcycle Trip across Remote Australia Just Scratches the Surface
Byline: Rob Griffith Associated Press By Rob Griffith Associated Press SYDNEY -- Australia has thousands of miles of roads crisscrossing the country's vast Outback. But most travelers miss out on the beautiful sites dotted across the land by flying...
Parte De la Comunidad
Byline: por Wendy Moncada wmoncada@reflejos.com Margarita Flores, una inmigrante de Woodale proveniente de Guadalajara, Mxico, es conocida como "la mam[sz] de Cristofer" entre el personal y otras familias de la comunidad que participan en las clases...
Part of the Community
Byline: Wendy Moncada wmoncada@reflejos.com NEDSRA offers special recreational opportunities to Hispanics with disabilities Margarita Flores, a Wood Dale transplant from Guadalajara, Mexico, is known as "Cristofer's Mom," to staff and the other...
PGA Championship
PGA Championship Saturday's results At Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Pittsford, N.Y. Yardage: 7,177; Par: 70 Purse: $8 million Third Round Jim Furyk 65-68-68--201 Jason Dufner 68-63-71--202 Henrik Stenson 68-66-69--203 ...
PHOENIX -- A Northern Arizona Family That Was Lost at Sea for Weeks in an Ill-Fat
Byline: Associated Press PHOENIX -- A northern Arizona family that was lost at sea for weeks in an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion will fly back home Sunday. Hannah Gastonguay, 26,...
Pilot in Deadly Wreck Survived Earlier Crash
Byline: Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. -- The plane accident that killed four people in a Connecticut neighborhood was not the first crash for the pilot, a former Microsoft executive who was taking his teenage son on a tour of East Coast colleges....
Pittedpool Deck Irritates Owner
Q. We have an in-ground pool surrounded by concrete totaling 1,050 square feet. My problem is that over the years, where the winter cover did not protect the concrete (my husband refused to let me cover these areas with tarps to protect in winter),...
Qu Significa la Ley De Cuidado Asequible Para la Peque[+ or -]a Empresa Cambios Que Se Avecinan En El 2014: Lo Que Los Empleadores Deben Hacer
Byline: Por Carrie Espinos Para Reflejos Las principales disposiciones de Obamacare est[sz]n a la vuelta de la esquina y todava existe mucha confusin entre los empleadores peque[+ or -]os. Mientras tanto, los empleados esperan ansiosamente para...
Recent Home and Property Sales Naperville Oak Brook Roselle Villa Park
$350,000; 1543 Selby Road, Naperville, 60563; Sold on June 27, 2013, by Robert E. Lee to John Blecha and Stephanie Blecha. $348,000; 3424 Rosecroft Lane, Naperville, 60564; Sold on June 14, 2013, by Margaruite A. Taylor to Alfred Pinto and Aloma...
Rios Keys Victory with 8th-Inning Triple
Byline: Associated Press Alex Rios starred in his Texas debut, tying the game with an RBI triple in the eighth inning and scoring the go-ahead run to help the Rangers to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Astros on Saturday night in Houston. Elvis...
Roaring into Contention
Byline: Associated Press PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- Rory McIlroy's chip for birdie on No. 18 dropped into the hole, and he dropped to a crouch with a fierce fist pump. Confident, intense, he looked like the defending champion at a major, the guy who...
Rome Scooters a Memory as Mayor Leads Bicycle Push
Byline: Bloomberg News ROME -- For decades Italians sped around the Colosseum on their Vespa scooters in much the same fashion as Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in the movie "Roman Holiday." Then came a new mayor and his plan to make the city greener....
School Closings Worry Poor Neighborhoods
Byline: Don Babwin Associated Press To Carolyn Lang, West Pullman Elementary is more than the school across the street her children attended a quarter-century ago. It's where she turned for help when the lock on her front door froze and where...
Second Mortgage Blocks Deal
Q. I want to do a deed in lieu of foreclosure with my mortgage company but I am told I cannot do this because I have an equity loan. Why is that? A. A deed in lieu of foreclosure is an agreement between a borrower and a lender. The agreement is...
Shakira to Spend Less Time on Miami's Beach
Byline: Zillow Before she endeared herself to an even bigger audience with her appearance as a judge on "The Voice,'' Colombian-born singer Shakira earned her music-industry stripes as chart-topping singer. Now the Miami Beach house she bought...
Singing Idols
Singing Idols See many of your favorites from the reality TV singing competition "American Idol" when "American Idol Live! 2013" comes to the Allstate Arena, 6920 N. Mannheim Road, Rosemont. $33.50-$66. (800) 745-3000 or . 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug....
Some Cars Look Great Inside and out, and Even 'Under' Some Cars Look Great Inside and out, and Even 'Under'
Replacing a chassis on a vintage cruiser or classic muscle car is neither cheap nor easy. But the nimble ride that results leaves enthusiasts with a newfound passion for driving. When it comes to vehicle restorations, the frame is a foundation upon...
Some Early Answers to Pressing Questions
Byline: Mike McGraw mmcgraw@dailyherald.com Practice is under way. The games start in three weeks. So to commemorate the final year of a 12-team Big Ten, here are 12 questions heading into the college football season: Is this the year some team...
'Something to Build On'
Friday night's preseason-opening loss at Carolina is inconsequential. What's important for first-year head coach Marc Trestman is that it's over, along with the apprehension and angst that comes with every new beginning, and now a solid starting...
So Sad This Loss of Belief, Wonderment
The game I love is irreparably harmed. With 13 names added to the lists of cheaters and liars, the specter of PEDs looms larger than ever. The carnage is not just the worth of the guilty, or their isolated reputations. We've lost our belief in...
Sports in 60 Seconds
Keselowski wins Nationwide event: Brad Keselowski has always had a fondness for Watkins Glen International in New York, and that fondness just grew a bit more. The reigning Sprint Cup champion, who had finished second three times in the past...
Students Named Winners in Metra Poster Contest
Byline: Metra submission Winners have been chosen in the 2013 edition of Metra's Safety Poster and Essay Contest, designed to promote and reinforce railroad safety messages. Hundreds of students in grades K-12 from across the six-county region...
Summertime and the Living Really Is Easier
Back to school. I must admit that, as a parent, I have mixed feelings about "back to school." I know it used to be that most parents were at least relieved, if not downright ecstatic, about their children's return to the school year routine....
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013: Take Advantage of Any Opportunities to Increase Your Know
Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013: Take advantage of any opportunities to increase your knowledge in your chosen field of endeavor in the coming months. Although finding time to study might be quite difficult, it will prove worth it in the long run. LEO (July...
Terapia Musical
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mientras la guitarrista rasguea el instrumento y canta suavemente una cancin de cuna en espa[+ or -]ol, el diminuto Agustn Morales deja de quejarse en su cuna en un hospital y cierra los ojos. Es una sesin de terapia en la unidad...
The Courage of the Young Undocumented Known as the 'Dream 9'
When nine young undocumented people appeared before U.S. immigration authorities re-entering this country at the border between Mexico and the U.S., they knew they would be arrested and that their future would be uncertain They knew they were risking...
The U.S. Electrical Grid Is Better Managed and More Flexible a Decade after Its
Byline: Associated Press The U.S. electrical grid is better managed and more flexible a decade after its largest blackout but remains vulnerable to increasingly extreme weather, cybersecurity threats, and stress caused by shifts in where and how...
This Weekend
This weekend Tall Ships Chicago 2013, Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. View a fleet of tall ships and learn about life on the water. Guests can also board ships and take a cruise. The Chicago Match Cup sailing...
Todo Vale En Anuncios De Cigarrillos Electrnicos
(AP) --Las empresas que se disputan el mercado del cigarrillo electrnico han revivido tcnicas publicitarias de mercadeo que las empresas tabacaleras utilizaron hace dcadas para hacer de millones de estadounidenses fumadores regulares. Utilizan anuncios...
Tomatoes Grown in Pots Can Survive Plights
On a walk near my house I saw, scattered around a front yard, numerous large pots with tall stakes sticking out of them. Upon getting closer, I discovered that in each pot was a vigorous tomato plant. No doubt the gardener had positioned the pots...