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  • Bob Chwedyk

    Daily Herald nominated for 21 Peter Lisagor AwardsApr 3, 2014 12:00 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.

  • Veteran golf writer Len Ziehm, left, chats with Mary and Mike Bavier of Barrington during an event for Daily Herald subscribers Wednesday at Golf Nation in Palatine.

    Getting into the swing of golf season at subscriber eventMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Blackhawks writer Tim Sassone chats last summer with team President John F. McDonough when the Stanley Cup stopped by the Daily Herald.

    Longtime Blackhawks writer Tim Sassone diesMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Tim Sassone, the Daily Herald’s longtime Blackhawks beat writer, died Tuesday.

    Colleagues, hockey world mourn Tim SassoneMar 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • The premiere edition of Chicago Football, focusing on the Chicago Bears' preparations for the 2014 NFL Draft and local players likely to be selected, hits newsstands in early April.

    Daily Herald, Shaw launching “Chicago Football” magazineMar 17, 2014 12:00 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 GoogleFeb 24, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Cody Rakoncay, 7, of Lake Villa, with his mom, Ann, won a Blackhawks player bobblehead Sunday playing the puck drop game before a screening of the film “17 Seconds” at Classic Cinemas Theater in Elk Grove Village. The event, presented by the Daily Herald and the Blackhawks, also featured autograph signings and giveaways.

    '17 Seconds' screening gives Hawks fans a thrill Jan 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Bruce Miles

    National honors for Daily Herald’s Miles, Hawks’ Wiedeman Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Marv Albert and Rick Reilly were elected to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Hall of Fame, and two sports veterans from Illinois — Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald and John Wiedeman of the Chicago Blackhawks — also earned national honors from the NSSA for their work.

  • March 14: The successor to the resigning Pope Benedict XVI turned out to be the first pope from the Americas and the first to take the name Francis, after the saint known for helping the poor.

    Images: Our top front pages of 2013Dec 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    The suburbs suffered terrible spring floods. Bombs go off as the Boston Marathon finishes. The suspects in the bombing are chased in a frantic manhunt, and then they’re caught. And a Texas factory suffers a deadly explosion. That was just one week in 2013’s Daily Herald front-page news. Have a look at these and other front pages.

  • Time's running out in the Daily Herald's holiday lights contest. Cast your vote at

    Last chance to vote for the best holiday lights Dec 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Today's the last day to vote in the Daily Herald's holiday lights contest. You could win a Toro snowblower.

  • Visit to vote for your favorite display.

    Cast your vote in the holiday lights contest Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Voting has begun in the Daily Herald's holiday lights contest. One random voter will win a Toro snowblower.

  • Doug Ray

    Daily Herald’s Doug Ray to be honored at King dinner Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Doug Ray, publisher of the Daily Herald, will be honored for his more than 40 years of leadership in the business community, at next year's Dr. King Remembrance and Celebration Dinner in Hoffman Estates. The event will remember the contributions of Martin Luther King.

  •  Hampshire resident Jeffery Lawnicki, pictured with his beagle, Daisy, garnered the most online votes in last year’s decorating contest.

    Bar set high in holiday lights contest Dec 7, 2013 12:00 AM
    A few strands of multicolored bulbs and scattered reindeer just won’t cut it in the Daily Herald’s annual holiday lights competition. The best entries go all out, with synchronized music, animatronic figures and laser shows. Here's a look back of some recent winners.

  • Daily Herald's holiday lights contest begins Nov 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    Wreath-making, home decorating how-tos and tips on photographing holiday lights displays were part of the fun at an event Wednesday at TreeTime in Lake Barrington. The event, sponsored by the Daily Herald for subscribers, also kicked off our annual holiday lights contest, with prizes for the best home holiday lights displays in the suburbs. You can enter at

  • Marco Ortiz

    Reflejos honored with six national awardsOct 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    Reflejos Publications was honored recently with several national awards during the 31st Annual National Association of Hispanic Publications Conference in Anaheim, Calif. “We are very appreciative of this recognition from the NAHP. It shows that the passion for community commitment of Reflejos remains at forefront in all we do,” said Linda Siete, Manager of Sales and Operations for the publication. “Like our name Reflejos/Reflections, we strive to reflect what is relevant as well as the many beautiful facets of influence that the Latino community represents.”

  •  Jerry Meyer of West Chicago says he’s a big fan of daily newspapers.“I like to know what’s going on in the world and around town,” he says.

    The allure Daily Herald subscribers find in print Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Longtime newspaper readers from the suburbs talk about what a newspaper means to them and why, in particular, they value print.

  • M. Eileen Brown, assistant vice president for strategic marketing and innovation, introduces speakers at an Affordable Care Act discussion in Schaumburg.

    Engagement journalism: Interacting in new ways Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Daily Herald has pioneered a new kind of coverage, what the editors call "engagement journalism," and it's bringing the paper together with the community in unprecedented ways

  • Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, parent of BH Media Group

    News experts: Why printed newspapers matter Oct 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Media executives from around the nation reflect on the value of newspapers.

  •  Former Palatine resident John Chase still cherishes the trophy he won when he was named Carrier of the Year in 1980 by the Daily Herald. He keeps it on display in his Atlanta home as a reminder of the lessons he learned while delivering the paper, which he said are still relevant today.

    Executive says lessons learned as Daily Herald carrier still relevantOct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Former Palatine resident John Chase has found success as an executive for a benefits group in Atlanta. Still, he says, one of his favorite jobs was working as a newspaper carrier for the Daily Herald in the late 1970s and early 1980s, where he learned lessons that still apply today."Running your own business is what they encouraged - the very simple standards of integrity and hard work and customer service," he said.

  • Jeff Knox

    Newspaper video: A chance to tell stories even better Oct 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald photo director Jeff Knox explains how video has advanced the journalism we do -- as well as the advancements that have been made in news video.

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