Endorsements 2014

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  • A proposal in Springfield would ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under 18.

    Dawn Patrol: Lawmakers look at soda tax; Mundelein ready to buy landFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Legislators look at soda tax, energy drink ban. Mundelein ready to cut checks for land. Mount Prospect bakery finds temporary home. Bartlett man admits to attemtped robbery. Gilberts names new police chief. Blackhawks' Olympians back at work. Bulls blow out Golden State.

     
  • College of DuPage Trustee Dianne McGuire was reimbursed $971.05 over the past two years for trips she made to the Glen Ellyn campus for board meetings and other events.

    COD trustees reimbursed for driving to meetingsFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two College of DuPage trustees combined to charge taxpayers more than $1,500 over the past two years to drive to the Glen Ellyn campus and back to their Naperville homes. Some trustees defend the practice, but government watchdog groups and even some of their fellow trustees question it.

     
  • Nicole Mikos of West Dundee battles the wind and cold at the Arboretum in South Barrington.

    Snow? Who knows? But the cold is a factFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Some of us are just trying to get through today's cold. Others are preparing for another round of massive snow this weekend. The forecasters only seem to agree on the bone-chilling, dangerous cold hitting the suburbs for the next several days.

     
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  • The Bulls’ Mike Dunleavy defends against Atlanta’s DeMarre Carroll during Tuesday night’s road win.

    Dawn Patrol: Schaumburg buys more road salt; grocery store in limboFeb 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Schaumburg buys 1,000 more tons of road salt. Buffalo Grove Fresh Farms project in doubt. Tell Cook County your transportation priorities. Former Wheaton mayor’s wife dies. Naperville museum becomes Hollywood contraption maker’s stage. Police continue to search for missing Des Plaines woman. Woodstock sex assault trial begins. Dunleavy plays all but 9 seconds of Bulls' win in Atlanta.

     
  • Cook Co. registers nearly 5,500 new suburban teen votersFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    A high school voter registration effort led by Cook County Clerk David Orr netted nearly 5,500 suburban Cook County teen voters, including 3,423 17-year-olds eligible to register for the first time in Illinois. “The enthusiasm displayed by students, teachers and deputy registrar organizations was phenomenal,” Orr said.

     
  • Snowboarder Alex Deibold shows off his bronze medal as winter Olympians arrive at Chicago International Airport on Monday after competing in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

    Dawn Patrol: U-46 settles lawsuit; Dist. 300 to move headquartersFeb 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    U-46 settles discrimination case. District 300 will move its headquarters. Same-sex marriages begin in Cook County. DuPage forum discusses overdose-reversal drug. Blue line revamp means weekend station closings. Fire damages Crystal Lake condo complex. Sentencing for Wheaton College professor expected. Olympic athletes stop at O’Hare.

     
  • Paul Dombrowski, left, and Joe Serio are married in their Palatine home Saturday by the Rev. Laura McLeod, a friend of the couple.

    Same-sex weddings begin in Cook CountyFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    Monday was the first day same-sex couples could get marriage licenses in the suburbs, but with the Cook County Clerk’s downtown office issuing licenses starting last Friday, the weddings have already begun. Clerk David Orr announced a federal ruling Friday that allowed his office to begin issuing marriage licenses sooner than the June 1 date set for the rest of Illinois. As of 3 p.m. Monday, 80 couples had already received licenses.

     
  • Bar associations release judicial recommendationsFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Illinois State Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association recently released evaluations of the candidates running in the March 18 primary election for vacancies on the Illinois Appellate Court and the Circuit Court of Cook County.

     
  • Canada forward Jonathan Toews skates around the rink waving the Canadian flag after Canada beat Sweden 3-0 in the men's gold medal ice hockey game Sunday at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Toews will be back playing with the Blackhawks this week.

    Weekend in Review: New charges in murder; so long SochiFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    What you may have missed this weekend: Authorities say they're on the trail of gunman in Bensenville murder; Palatine remembers firefighters' sacrifies; why people hoard animals; Wheaton dad plans five-day 150-mile run so daughter can walk; St. Charles man charged with sex assault of hotel maid; fire displaces 15 in Palatine; Highland Park Olympian still smiling as Sochi Games close; back to work for the Blackhawks; and Heat beat Bulls even without LeBron.

     
  • Palatine firefighters responded to a condominium fire Sunday morning at the Brentwood of Palatine Condominiums. The fire at the three-story building was quickly put out by the Palatine Fire Department and no injuries were reported, according to Deputy Chief William Gabrenya.

    Dawn Patrol: Fires leave Palatine, Wheaton residents displacedFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    No one injured in Palatine condo fire; fire leaves Wheaton home uninhabitable, residents escape safely; Prosecutor: We’re on trail of Bensenville murder suspect; Kane heroin overdose case appears headed to trial; Palatine remembers firefighters who made ‘supreme sacrifices’

     
  • Charles Bulson, administrator for Golf Rose Animal Hospital in Schaumburg, checks in on a pit bull known only as No. 4889, from Elgin. Golf Rose contracts with about a dozen towns to rescue strays or hoarded animals.

    Animal hoarding: When 'compassion' can become a crimeFeb 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Why do people hoard animals? Is it a simply a consequence of taking in one too many strays or a mental disorder about control and manipulation? The cause is elusive, but experts say recidivism is nearly 100 percent. “Hoarding is compulsive behavior. It's a huge problem nationwide, not just with animals but with other things,” said James Rog, an animal control officer for the Elgin Police Department.

     
  • Nancy Merlak checks with some of the guests during a recent breakfast. Volunteers from all over serve a hot breakfast to the homeless from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday at Vineyard Church, Elgin.

    Community breakfast serves those in needFeb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    Vineyard Church of Elgin, with the help of other area congregations and groups, serves a hot breakfast to the homeless Monday through Friday. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. for anyone who’s hungry, and about 60 people are served every day. “They’re here for the food and a warm place,” organizer Nancy Merlak says. “And that’s OK."

     
  • Tom Dart

    Endorsement: Dart for Cook County sheriffFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald endorses Tom Dart for Cook County sheriff in the Democratic primary.

     
  • Ladell D. Walker

    Elgin cocaine dealer convicted, faces prisonFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A 35-year-old Elgin man faces six to 30 years in prison after a jury Wednesday convicted him of coordinating three cocaine sales in October 2012 near an Elgin park. Ladell Walker, who was arrested in a 2013 Elgin drug sweep, will be sentenced April 3. Three other Elgin residents also face charges.

     
  • Murder trial begins for South suburban businessmanFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A South suburban businessman’s trial on charges he killed his wife in September 2010 has started. Prosecutors accuse 63-year-old Allan Kustok of Orland Park of shooting his wife in the head while she was sleeping.

     
  • Steven Mandell

    Ex-cop Mandell found guilty of one kidnapping-murder plotFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A federal jury Friday found Steven Mandell of Buffalo Grove guilty of a grisly plot to kidnap, torture and kill a suburban businessman, but acquited him on other charges involving another murder plan. Mandell, 63, could face life in prison. “He wanted to gain respect, money, and he wanted to realign things so that he would be the new sheriff in town,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane MacArthur said.

     
  • Cook County Clerk David Orr, left, performs a marriage ceremony for Theresa Volpe, second from left, and Mercedes Santos on Friday in Chicago. Same-sex couples in Illinois’ Cook County began receiving marriage licenses immediately after a federal judge’s ruling Friday that some attorneys could give county clerks statewide justification to also issue the documents right away.

    Cook County issues first marriage licenses to gay couplesFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Same-sex couples are able to get marriage licenses today in Cook County, thanks to a federal court ruling that has overridden the June 1 date that is in force in the rest of Illinois. Collar county officials are wondering if the ruling applies to them. The first license went to Charles Gurion of Chicago and his partner, David Wilk. Gurion, originally from Palatine, and Wilk rushed downtown. “We didn’t really have a plan,” Gurion said. “We were just so excited.”

     
  • Stevenson High School students watched the U.S. women’s hockey team, including alum Megan Bozek, lose to Canada for the gold medal at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

    Dawn Patrol: Women’s hockey pride at Stevenson High; wind and floodsFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    Stevenson High School proud of Megan Bozek and women's hockey team. Wind advisory replaces fog and rain. West Chicago man gets five years for drug dealing. Hanover Park dog training club burglarized. Juvenile charged with attempted murder in Waukegan.

     
  • Murder trial delayed after attorney slips on iceFeb 21, 2014 12:00 AM
    A South suburban businessman's murder trial has been delayed after a defense attorney slipped on ice outside the Bridgeview courthouse and was injured. Orland Park businessman Allan Kustok is accused of killing his wife in September 2010.

     
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