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Hospital stay inspires Geneva teen to help othersOct 19, 2014 7:18 AM
Spending 14 weeks in hospital beds and a wheelchair could have ruined the summer for 15-year-old Lindsey McDonald of Geneva, injured when a horse fell on her. But she chose to concentrate on making life a little better for other patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where she noticed other children weren't getting any gifts — “not even a balloon” — and their families struggled.
DuPage candidates differ on consolidating fire districtsOct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
DuPage County Board candidate Jeremy Custer says county officials are “moving too fast” to consolidate fire districts and fire departments. But his opponent in the Nov. 4 election — District 4 incumbent Grant Eckhoff — insists he’s already waited five years to see progress made on the fire consolidation issue.
Answers to questions on Wauconda parks referendumOct 19, 2014 6:14 AM
Wauconda Park District officials know the $4.75 million expansion plan for the village's community center isn't a lock. The community's reaction to the proposal — it would nearly double the size of the facility at 600 N. Main St. — has been lukewarm. The Daily Herald sought answers to important questions about the project. Here's what we asked and what we learned.
Glenbard West takes battle of unbeatensOct 18, 2014 11:15 PM
In four of the last six football seasons, Glenbard West finished the regular season with a perfect record. The Hilltoppers took a huge step in making it five of seven on Saturday. In a showdown between unbeaten leaders from the West Suburban Conference Silver and Gold divisions, Glenbard West knocked off visiting Addison Trail 33-15 at Glen Ellyn’s Duchon Field.
Bone-chilling cold can’t curb parade of dogsOct 18, 2014 6:59 PM
Perhaps it was fitting, given the bone-chilling weather, but Saturday’s Halloween costume pet parade at Randhurst Village in Mount Prospect was dominated by the dogs. “This is Cody, and he’s a prisoner,” Megan McNally said of her goldendoodle pet, adorned in a black-and-white striped prison inmate costume and wearing a cap reading “Bad Dog.” “We came up with it because he’s a pretty bad dog,” the 13-year-old Arlington Heights girl said.
Wheaton North honors 50 years of traditionOct 18, 2014 5:51 PM
Wheaton North High School alumni gathered at the school Saturday morning as part of several events honoring the 50th anniversary of the school. “We had no traditions,” said Roger Heaton, a member of the first Wheaton North graduating class. “There were no trophy cases. There were no trophies. It was an empty school. We were going to try to make Wheaton North the best school in Illinois.”
Teachers get most of their demands in proposed Hinsdale contractOct 18, 2014 1:30 PM
Most of the Hinsdale High School District 86 teachers union’s demands are being met in a new two-year contract expected to be ratified Monday by the school board. That’s according to a copy of the contract proposal obtained by the Daily Herald.
Sente, Munger engaged in bitter battle for 59th House DistrictOct 18, 2014 1:49 AM
A bitter political battle is emerging in the North suburbs in a closely contested race for state representative. The 59th House District race between incumbent Democrat Carol Sente and Republican challenger Leslie Munger has been marked by negative mailers, TV ads and robocalls from both sides, fueled by a steady stream of campaign cash from state party leaders.
FootGolf latest craze to hit suburban linksOct 18, 2014 7:38 AM
A new combination of golf and soccer -- called FootGolf -- is popping up at suburban golf courses as managers look to get more use of their facilities and attract new players. “It follows 99 percent of the rules of golf but instead of having a club and a little ball and many struggles, it’s just kicking the ball forward and aiming toward a 21-inch cup,” said Carols Stremi, founder of the Illinois FootGolf Association.