From chicken dinner news ... to your expanding world. Here's a look at some historic Daily Herald front pages over the years. This article is part of a special series celebrating National Newspaper Week Oct. 6-12. The Week was designated in 1940 as a way to recognize the importance of newspapers to their communities.
1900: Community news more than a century ago was a little more pedestrian than what you'd expect in a modern paper. Small-town news was really small-town. Mrs. Blum gave Mrs. Scherf a "very pleasant surprise party." Henry Clausing sold a bull that weighted 2,080 pounds. And $1,200 could buy you a cottage home.
1955: There may still be 20 headlines on the front page, but now there is photography, too.
1978: The Herald truly becomes daily when a Sunday edition is established. International news finds its way to the front page.
1979: An L.A.-bound DC-10 loses an engine and crashes in Des Plaines, moments after takeoff from O'Hare International Airport, killing all 271 on board and two on the ground.
1985: The conflagration that destroyed Arlington Park racecourse was national news -- and huge news for the suburbs.
1993: Two owners and five workers are slaughtered when two men rob the Brown's Chicken restaurant in Palatine.
2001: The world is stunned when four commercial airliners are used by terrorists to hit American targets. All told, 2,977 people are killed and about 6,000 injured.
2005: The Chicago White Sox win the World Series for the first time in 88 years.
2008: America elects its first black president. Barack Obama gives a stirring acceptance speech in Grant Park to a hometown throng.
2010: The Chicago Blackhawks capture the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1961. They would repeat just three years later.
2011: A 10-year hunt ends for the man who masterminded the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States ends with a nighttime Navy Seal raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.