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Dawn Patrol: Former St. Charles alderman dies; Cubs beat Pittsburgh

Chicago Daily Herald - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 03:27
One injured after Waukegan-bound plane makes emergency landing; Prospect Heights parents sell shirts for Prescott firefighter families; former St. Charles alderman Donald Nippert dies; Villanueva does his job in Cubs' win; dismal record fits how White Sox are playing; Blackhawks get a look at their future this week

Judges wowed by finalists in Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition

Chicago Daily Herald - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 03:06
Southern-flavored rock 'n' roll, jazz piano and beatboxing were among the talents on display Sunday night at the Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. The acts represented half of the finalists in this year's Suburban Chicago's Got Talent competition, an event presented by the Daily Herald and co-sponsored by the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce.

Prospect Heights parents sell shirts for Prescott firefighter families

Chicago Daily Herald - Mon, 07/08/2013 - 00:43
A local family is selling memorial T-shirts to remember the 19 firefighters lost in Prescott, Arizona last month because their son, a Hersey High School graduate, once applied to be part of that crew and now works in similar dangerous situations in Southern Calfornia. "We saw it on the news and felt like we needed to do something for the families because it was just so devastating," said Tim...

Frontier Days jogs to the finish

Chicago Daily Herald - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 21:38
The final day of Arlington Heights' Frontier Days got off to a running start Sunday with the traditional Stampede run. It set up the rest of the day for a pleasant jog, capped by an appearance by the Beatles tribute band American English.

2 die, 305 survive after San Francisco plane crash

Chicago Daily Herald - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 04:31
A Boeing Co. 777 operated by Asiana Airlines Inc. on a flight from Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport, killing two. The plane appears to have struck a seawall where the runway meets San Francisco Bay. "We're very lucky that we have so many survivors," Mayor Ed Lee said at a briefing late yesterday at San Francisco International Airport. "This...

Maine West tab for hazing investigation: $115,000

Chicago Daily Herald - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 00:33
Maine Township High School District 207 spent about $115,000 on an investigation that found staff members responded appropriately to hazing allegations, a spokesman said Saturday. The bill stems from an independent probe launched in January.

Rides, food and even animals at Northwest Fourth-Fest

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:34
It's not every day that you get the chance to enjoy a carnival ride solo, like four-year-old Emile Rojowska did on Saturday at Northwest Fourth-Fest in Hoffman Estates. Emile rode shotgun on the dragon train with a huge grin on her face. "We came so she could have some fun," her aunt Agnes Rojowska said. The festival, now in its second edition, is held on the grounds outside the Sears Centre...

Mt. Prospect festival proves popular with families

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:33
Ali Georgacakis and her family waited with nearly 60 people for the ticket booths to open Saturday afternoon at the Mount Prospect Lions Club Festival. With the $20 wristbands, family members could enjoy unlimited rides all afternoon. The relatively sparse crowd and a temperature in the low 80s added to the family-friendly atmosphere. "We came over the other night for the fireworks and it was...

Palatine's parade a patriotic success

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:03
The Palatine Hometown Fest parade Saturday morning included about 55 acts. The parade, which kicked off at 10 a.m., started at Wilson and Cedar streets and ended at Wood and Oak streets. Hometown Fest continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with live entertainment, carnival, games, activities, food and drink sales, an arts and crafts fair, and a business and charity expo.

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors - Live Insurance News

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 12:00

What is E and O Insurance for Home Inspectors
Live Insurance News
When a home inspector overlooks some element of a home inspection and then later, because of his error, damage results, whose fault is it? In almost every case, a court will decide that the inspector is liable for the damage. Errors and omissions ...

Ask the Inspector: Credentials - Leader-Telegram

Google Home Inspector News - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 05:00

Ask the Inspector: Credentials
Leader-Telegram
You should feel fortunate to live in Wisconsin. Some states do not require inspectors to be licensed. Duerkop is a licensed home inspector and serves as president and education director of the Wisconsin Association of Home Inspectors for the central ...

Saving Baptist church in Batavia looking less likely

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 04:42
Batavia aldermen seem less than inclined to spend any money on the sanctuary of the former First Baptist Church building, given the cost and the uncertainty about whether a private developer would even keep the building. "I don't think given all the things on our plate ... we are not in a financial position to do anything, like restoring or razzle-dazzle," Mayor Jeff Schielke said. "We should...

Schaumburg to share St. Peter Church landscape costs

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 01:49
Schaumburg officials have agreed to pay half the cost of new landscaping to screen St. Peter Lutheran Church from a neighboring subdivision, as the landscaping also will screen a parking lot the village built to serve a historic museum on the site. The village is requiring the landscaping as part of an effort to resolve a neighborhood dispute over the use of the church's soccer field by athletic...

Fans cup runneth over as Lord Stanley comes to Daily Herald office

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 00:23
It's more than a trophy -- it's Lord Stanley's cup -- which is why a crowd had already gathered at the Daily Herald long before hockey's greatest prize arrived Friday morning. "It's not just a trophy, it's an icon ... It's a legend and it's here," said Brian Anderson of Palatine, who kissed the gleaming silver panels of hockey's greatest honor.

Nicaragua, Venezuela offer asylum to Snowden

Chicago Daily Herald - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 00:02
Presidents Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua and Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela said Friday they were willing to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Snowden has asked for asylum in several countries, including Nicaragua and Venezuela.

What's on tap at suburban festivals today

Chicago Daily Herald - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:52
The Fourth may be over, but festivals in the suburbs are just getting started. You can get your festival fix for anything from ribs and rides to music and games this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening today and the rest of this weekend, from Arlington Heights Frontier Days to Naperville's Ribfest and musical performances by entertainers such as Slash and Rick Springfield.

Moving Picture: St. Charles theater has living treasure

Chicago Daily Herald - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 14:25
Jim Shaffer of Aurora is a hidden treasure at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles. A 30-year veteran volunteer there, he's the organist/head usher/organ repairman at the landmark venue. He prefers the oldies from the 1940 to 1960s, and as far as performing in front of an audience, Shaffer says, "Yeah, you get a little nervous. You wonder if there's gonna be any tomatoes coming at you."

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors - Wausau Daily Herald

Google Home Inspector News - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 09:35

Ask Your Home Inspector: State keeps its eye on home inspectors
Wausau Daily Herald
When selecting a home inspector, never choose by the price. Prices might range all over the board on a standard inspection. Ask how many years of experience the inspector has, whether he or she is licensed and whether he or she belongs to any home ...

Images: July 4th in the suburbs

Chicago Daily Herald - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 22:20
The spirit of America was on display Thursday as thousands of people celebrated Independence Day by donning patriotic garb, watching parades and having fun at festivals all around the suburbs.

Statue of Liberty officially reopens for July 4th

Chicago Daily Herald - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:16
The Statue of Liberty reopened on the Fourth of July, eight months after Superstorm Sandy shuttered the national symbol of freedom, as Americans around the country celebrated with fireworks and parades and President Obama urged citizens to live up to the words of the Declaration of Independence.


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