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  • Vote for the best holiday lights Dec 16, 2014 5:22 PM
    Voting has started in the Daily Herald's Holiday Lights Contest. You can help chose which decorator will receive a Toro snowblower -- and enter to win a snowblower yourself. We're also handing out five Editor's Choice awards. Winners will be announced Dec. 23.

  • It’s the last day to enter our holiday lights contest Dec 16, 2014 1:23 AM
    Did you finish putting up your outdoor Christmas decorations yesterday? Then you’re all set to enter the Daily Herald's 2014 holiday lights contest. But you'll need to hurry -- the deadline is 11:59 tonight.

  • Holiday Lights Contest: A look back Dec 16, 2014 1:22 AM
    As the deadline to enter the 2014 Daily Herald Holiday Lights Contest draws near, we revisit the winners of Christmas past. This year's top prize is a Toro snowblower with an MSRP of $829. You have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday to submit a photo of your home.

  • Images: Past Holiday Lights Contest winners Dec 12, 2014 12:20 AM
    As the deadline to enter the 2014 Daily Herald Holiday Lights Contest draws near, we revisit the winners of Christmas past.

  • Enter our holiday lights contest Dec 12, 2014 9:25 AM
    You worked hard to untangle all those holiday lights. Here's your chance to be rewarded for it -- if you enter our holiday lights contest. Midnight Sunday is the deadline to enter. The grand prize is a Toro snow blower valued at $829.

  • Chinese journalists visit Daily Herald Dec 10, 2014 9:49 PM
    Journalists from China visited the Daily Herald on Wednesday to discuss the industry and share ideas on how to best bring news to the next generation.

  • Ukranian journalists visiting Daily Herald as part of Palatine trip Dec 9, 2014 9:11 PM
    A group of Ukranian journalists met with Daily Herald editors and executives Tuesday to talk about community journalism. Many who are staing in Palatine for a weeklong trip have covered a conflict that has killed more than 4,000 people.

  • Our holiday lights contest is back for 2014 Dec 16, 2014 1:25 AM
    Is a snowblower on your Christmas list this year? If so, you might not have to rely on Santa to deliver it. The top prize in our 2014 holiday lights contest is a Toro model with an MSRP of $829. All you have to do is snap a photo of your well-lit home and submit it online at dailyherald/contest/holidaylights. For tips on how to take a great photo, check out this video tutorial by one of our experts, Night Photo Editor Patrick Kunzer. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. Online voting begins Tuesday, Dec. 15, and we’ll announce the grand prize winner in the Dec. 23 edition. We’ll also select Editor’s Choice winners in DuPage and Lake counties, the Tri-Cities, the upper Fox Valley and the Northwest suburbs who will receive $25 gift certificates from a local restaurant. And one random voter will win a Toro snowblower with an MSRP of $439.

  • Anonymous donor will pay you $100 — if you pay it forward Dec 4, 2014 4:41 PM
    For those still looking for a sweet deal, one suburban entrepreneur is willing to give you a crisp $100 bill, and the Daily Herald will help make that happen. But there is a catch. You must give that $100 to somebody who needs it more than you. It's the work of anonymous donor. “The whole idea is to do it bigger than yourself,” the person says. “I don’t have any expectations. I just know I’m going to be blown away by it."

  • Reflejos honors contributions to Latino community Nov 19, 2014 11:10 AM
    Thirty companies and organizations were honored Tuesday night during the third annual Reflecting Excellence Awards sponsored by Reflejos Bilingual Journal at Elgin Community College. Reflejos' Reflecting Excellence Awards aim to recognize businesses and nonprofits for their contributions to the Latino community through their services, products and community activism in Cook, Lake, Kane, McHenry, DuPage, DeKalb, Will and Kendall counties. The organizations and businesses are nominated by readers of Reflejos.

  • Former Schaumburg resident wins ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Nov 3, 2014 7:58 PM
    Kelly Bolyard, a former Schaumburg resident and Daily Herald assistant vice president, won Monday's edition of "Wheel of Fortune."

  • Daily Herald Facebook page reaches 10,000 likes! Oct 31, 2014 9:45 AM
    The Daily Herald Facebook fan page hit 10,000 likes today! If you haven’t already, go to www.facebook.com/DailyHeraldFans to get the latest news from the suburbs.

  • DailyHerald.com named best website by Inland Press Oct 22, 2014 12:57 PM
    The Daily Herald won a first-place award Tuesday for Digital Journalism General Excellence from the Inland Press Association, as well as other awards for community leadership and staff photography.

  • Bone-chilling cold can’t curb parade of dogs Oct 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.

  • Paddock’s Town Square Publications acquires rival Village Profile Oct 17, 2014 5:10 PM
    Town Square Publications LCC acquired chief rival Village Profile Friday in a deal confirmed by Paddock Publications, which owns Town Square and the Daily Herald. The move is expected to accelerate the expansion of the suburban Town Square's business of publishing community guides and other print and digital publications in joint agreements with chambers of commerce nationwide.

  • Newpaper’s role in teaching Common Core Oct 11, 2014 8:20 AM
    Introducing the concept of argumentative writing to seventh-graders can be challenging. “You take a stand,” I tell the students in my charge. “You’re trying to persuade others to your view.”

  • Reflejos: Changing lives one at a time Oct 11, 2014 8:19 AM
    Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” Reflejos, a sister publication of the Daily Herald, can't change the whole world. But in providing important, bilingual material to Latino readers who live in the suburbs, we can help change their world for the better, says Editor Marco Ortiz.

  • Gire: Teaching reminds me of what I do — and why Oct 9, 2014 5:12 AM
    As part of our celebration of National Newspaper Week, Dann Gire explains the three reasons why he teaches writing and journalism.

  • National Newspaper Week: Why we do what we do Oct 8, 2014 8:22 AM
    There's certainly self-interest in a newspaper promoting literacy and education. Without readers, who would buy our paper? It speaks to the third part of my grandfather Hosea Paddock's motto: “Our aim: To fear God, tell the truth, and make money.” But it's certainly more than that. It's also the underpinning of why we do what we do: our responsibility to the community.

  • Mike Spellman, John Dietz to cover Blackhawks beat for Daily Herald Oct 9, 2014 12:35 AM
    For the first time in 26 years, we open the Daily Herald’s coverage of the Blackhawks season without Tim Sassone, who passed away last spring. Today, we introduce you to two of Tim’s longtime colleagues who will share responsibility for our coverage this season: Mike Spellman and John Dietz.

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