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  • Herald’s Radtke earns exclusive IHSA honor Sep 10, 2014 10:58 AM
    Something that Daily Herald colleagues have known for a long time is now official: John Radtke is one of the all-time greats in Illinois high school sports journalism. Radtke, the Daily Herald’s Fox Valley coordinator and prep sports online manager, has joined an exclusive group by being selected to receive the Distinguished Media Service Award from the Illinois High School Association.

  • “Church lady” earned clients’, colleagues’ respect Aug 26, 2014 4:20 PM
    Around the advertising department of the Daily Herald, colleagues referred to Chris Harper as the “church lady,” since she was the go-to person for churches and religious institutions wishing to place ads in the Easter and Christmas worship sections. “Chris really earned the respect of her clients,” said Scott Ray, director of Niche Publications. Harper passed away Aug. 20 after a long illness. She was 61.

  • Daily Herald subscribers treated to special visit from ‘Othello’ villain Aug 13, 2014 3:30 PM
    Daily Herald readers attending the Gift Theatre’s modern take on “Othello” last weekend as part of a special subscriber event in Chicago were treated to a surprise when actor and theater co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton stopped by for an impromptu question-and-answer session.

  • Daily Herald reporter receives railroad safety award Aug 13, 2014 8:02 AM
    Daily Herald transportation columnist Marni Pyke won an award from the DuPage Railroad Safety Council. The award was presented during an international symposium on railroad crossing safety last week.

  • Daily Herald column wins auto media award Jul 11, 2014 2:42 PM
    Matt Avery, writer of the Daily Herald's weekly Classic Recollections feature on collector cars and their suburban owners, was named a silver medalist in the 2013 International Automotive Media Awards.

  • Daily Herald among nation’s highest in readership growth Jun 26, 2014 9:20 AM
    The Daily Herald’s combined print and digital readership continues to increase, earning it a prestigious spot in the Top 25 Newspaper Audience Gainers, a national study released by the Alliance for Audited Media. The study shows the Daily Herald at No. 19 with a 2.3 percent increase in audience numbers.

  • Auto enthusiasts share stories at Daily Herald event Jun 19, 2014 2:05 PM
    Auto enthusiasts got a chance to share stories at a Daily Herald subscriber event held in advance of Randhurst's first Cruise Night, which featured some 100 cars parked near the intersection of Rand and Elmhurst roads. “I love classic cars. I love muscle cars. But the thing that gets me out of bed every morning is that every car has a story,” said the Daily Herald's Matthew Avery, who writes the “Classic Recollections” auto column.

  • Larry Schreiner a legend in Chicago radio crime coverage Jun 7, 2014 6:17 PM
    Larry Schreiner, a crime reporter who worked for WGN radio and as a columnist for the Daily Herald, died Thursday at his Barrington home at age 72. “Larry was a legend on the police beat," said Tom Quinlan, his editor at the Daily Herald.

  • On the Table Fox Valley: Community involvement is key May 13, 2014 3:05 PM
    Corporate America's investment — both human and financial — is crucial for any local community to thrive. The hard part, however, is persuading corporations that's what they need to be doing. That was among the main conclusions of a breakfast discussion Monday in Elgin, which launched a daylong series of meetings throughout the suburbs facilitated by the Daily Herald Media Group designed to come up with ways to improve our communities.

  • On The Table Northwest suburbs: How to make life better May 13, 2014 1:31 AM
    Ten Northwest suburban residents, all leaders in their communities, came together Monday to put some ideas on the table. This eclectic group of community leaders met in Schaumburg to be part of On The Table, a unique event fostered by the Chicago Community Trust and facilitated by the Daily Herald Media Group.

  • Daily Herald wins seven Lisagor awards May 2, 2014 10:45 PM
    Seven Daily Herald reporters, writers and photographers were honored Friday night with Peter Lisagor awards, the highest accolades given to Chicago-area journalists.

  • Paddock board names Stone COO of Daily Herald Media Group May 1, 2014 5:16 AM
    Scott T. Stone has been elected executive vice president and chief operating officer of Arlington Heights-based Paddock Publications, publisher of Daily Herald Media including the Daily Herald, Business Ledger and Reflejos, the company said Wednesday. In addition, Stefanie S. Anderson and Stuart Paddock III were appointed senior vice presidents and Karen DiGiulio was named corporate secretary.

  • Tell us why you'd be good for our On the Table chat Apr 23, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Daily Herald is inviting subscribers to participate in On the Table community-building conversations it will host May 12 in cooperation with The Chicago Community Trust. To get involved, email with your name, home town, why you'd like to participate and what you bring to the table. There'll be a breakfast in Elgin, lunch in Schaumburg and dinners in Elgin, Mundelein and Downers Grove.

  • Daily Herald nominated for 21 Peter Lisagor Awards Apr 3, 2014 7:40 AM
    The Daily Herald staff was nominated for 21 of the prestigious Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism. Reporters, editors, photographers and a page designer were among this year's finalists. The newspaper also was a nominee in the General Excellence in Print category.

  • Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber event Mar 26, 2014 9:36 PM
    With the Masters just two weeks away, Daily Herald subscribers got a jump on the golf season by taking part in a discussion Wednesday night with veteran sports writers Mike Spellman and Len Ziehm.

  • Longtime Blackhawks writer Tim Sassone dies Mar 25, 2014 6:54 PM
    It is with deep regret and sadness that we share the news that one of our longtime colleagues, Tim Sassone, passed away this morning after an extended illness. Tim was a fighter to the very end. He battled back from a stroke in 2012 to resume his full-time duties later that year after a remarkable recovery before being hospitalized on Monday. Tim leaves behind his wife, Christine, and their two children, Ali and Andy. Tim was 58.

  • Colleagues, hockey world mourn Tim Sassone Mar 26, 2014 6:06 PM
    Tim Sassone’s colleagues saw him a pro’s pro in the journalism business, and readers who followed his coverage of the Blackhawks came to know him as “the Dean of Chicago Hockey Writers” who was passionate about the game he covered. Sassone, who spent 26 years covering the Blackhawks and the NHL for the Daily Herald, died Tuesday at the age of 58 after an extended illness.

  • Daily Herald, Shaw launching “Chicago Football” magazine Mar 18, 2014 7:23 AM
    The Daily Herald and Shaw Media are teaming to launch a new magazine and website focusing on all levels of football in the Chicago area, and featuring the expert analysis of Hub Arkush, former Pro Football Weekly writer Kevin Fishbain, Daily Herald Chicago Bears beat writer Bob LeGere and fantasy football columnist John Dietz. The first edition of Chicago Football will publish in early April.

  • Media consortium inks agreement with Google Feb 24, 2014 2:36 PM
    The Local Media Consortium, a national alliance of local media outlets that includes the Daily Herald Media Group, has entered a three-year agreement with Google that will provide consortium members with Google’s search and ad-serving technology.

  • '17 Seconds' screening gives Hawks fans a thrill Jan 26, 2014 8:07 PM
    A packed house at the Classic Cinemas Theater in Elk Grove Village on Sunday watched "17 Seconds," a documentary about the 2013 Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup championship, during a special screening presented by the Blackhawks and the Daily Herald. In addition to the film, the event included appearances by Blackhawks officials and an autograph signing.

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