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  • 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.

  • Connect with our staff today Oct 7, 2014 10:29 AM
    Today is National News Engagement Day and journalists across the country, including the Daily Herald, are trying to putting the spotlight on all the ways we can use technology to talk to each other. Here are five special events we're holding today.

  • National Newspaper Week: Why grammar is important Oct 10, 2014 6:29 AM
    I don't remember exactly when Grammar Moses was born, but I do recall administering regular quizzes to the small group of people with whom I worked when I adopted my first editing job at the Daily Herald 24 years ago. I was working with people who were new to journalism, and they needed a little coaching on the finer points of grammar, sentence structure, homonyms, spelling. Well, the whole ball of wax.

  • Daily Herald and readers: We're in this news business together Oct 7, 2014 5:43 AM
    “To fear God, tell the truth and make money.” That's the motto our founder, H.C. Paddock, wrote back in 1872. I can imagine, if he were alive today, Hosea would add an equally simple, yet critical addendum: Get people to talk to you. This week, journalists across the country will be participating in National News Engagement Day. We're doing several things at the Daily Herald this week to help put a spotlight on all the ways use technology to talk to each other instead of hide.

  • Letter to Readers: The values a good newspaper teaches Oct 6, 2014 6:10 AM
    A newspaper editor explains his wish for his community's literacy -- and also for its break from today's frenetic pace -- in this National Newspaper Week letter to readers.

  • Reflejos takes 11 national awards Sep 29, 2014 6:28 PM
    Reflejos Publications, the Daily Heralds’ bilingual weekly publication, won 11 national awards from the National Association of Hispanic Publications at its 32nd Annual Convention, including a gold award for Mango, the monthly entertainment guide.

  • 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 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 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 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.

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