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Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 26, 2000, Chicago, Illinois Clinton plan would pay off debt by 2013 leads Hawks over Bulls C6 Wednesdays TALK AROUND TOWN What people are talking about in the Northwest suburbs NATION Moment in time A day after his victory in George Bush wondered if his moment in time has admitting his decision to cut out and his fathers loss in the 92 presidential race helped put him where he is Page SUBURBS proposal Palatine Mayor Mullins would like to see fed eral legislation passed that requires all people being released from jail to take drug tests through urine or blood on that Shell present her plan this week in at the Conference of Mayors meeting Page ATM fees up again A new survey finds that the av surcharge for using the ATM of a bank where you do not have an account is up 12 percent in the suburbs Page ILLINOIS Discipline code The Jesse Jackson asked for a statewide discipline code to reduce the disproportionate number of blacks expelled from schools Page FOOD PLUS Weighing in Todays lowfat and foods should make dieting So why are we still so fat Section 3 of Last of 3 parts Baxter in Cuba Amid protests for the return of the 6yearold Cuban Deer Baxter International is in Cuba attending a major trade show Section WEATHER Maybe well hit 20 Today will be partly cloudy and cold with a high 15 to Expect norther ly winds 10 to 20 Tonight will be clear and very cold with a low 5 to 10 below zero inland to around zero in downtown Chica INDEX 5 Daily Herald Big Picture Local Focus center seen as boon to suburbs Bv DIANA WALLACE Daily Herald Staff Writer The convention center Schaum burg hopes to build on land it pur chased along the Northwest Toll way this week could bring econom ic benefits to the entire Northwest region and pro said An earlier study commissioned by the village on the feasibility of a convention center showed it could bring million annually to the local plus another million in state and local hotel Schaumburg projects millions in revenue Schaumburg is such a dynamic destination To be able to enhance it puts us into the next said Maureen vice president of the Greater Woodfield Convention and Visitors With more than 50 hotels and rooms in the 13 communities that make up the one component the area has lacked is a convention Riedy Longstanding hopes of bringing a convention center to Schaumburg were bolstered this week by the vil lage boards decision to spend million to purchase 45 acres of property along the tollway at Meacham Within five village officials hope to possibly in a partner ship with a private a mid sized convention center that would be significantly larger than the hotel meeting rooms in the but quite a bit smaller than the Rosemont Convention Center or the McCormick Place Complex in The board approved the purchase during a hastily called emergency meeting At the same it approved a measure to raise the tax from 4 to 6 percent and sell bonds to cover the cost of Just how large the center might be and to whom it will be marketed to serve the corporate communi ty along the corridor is a likely candidate are issues that will be examined by an ad hoc com of and civic officials that Schaumburg Mayor Ai Larson is With all this land in the Wood field area being picked up and were running out of Trustee Tom Dailly We had to have the the land before we can do and thats the reason we went ahead and moved on this With See SCHAUMBURG on Page 4 Diversified policing Schuessler talks with students on the Sheridan Elementary School program schools regular of job as a member of the ROPE Daily Herald Tonge Local officers working closer with minorities in communities they patrol BY CHARLES KEESHAN Daily Herald Staff Writer Officer Fred Kliora was an come visitor when he arrived at Whitehall Manor apart ments six years Few hi the predominantly Hispanic com plex spoke to despite his Mexican her Even fewer visited his office or Residents he passed while on patrol bowed their heads rather than look up and say Kliora didnt belong INSIDE Highland Park case B Former attorney starts investigation Page 6 through their Whitehall Manors residents let him know People were very Kliora They were either afraid of the police department or didnt trust an officer perma stationed at the departments Whitehall Manor community resource has seen a lot change since those Now when the southeast side apartments spot Kliora on the they say hello and stop to talk They drop by his office not only to report but to get help studying for a drivers test a Christmas as he is known Mundelein police officer Fred Kliora lends a hand as several youths from Whitehall Manor apartments do homework in an afterschool program at the departments community Daily Herald Starts around the might be the most popular person at White Eventually people came to me with their Kliora said I was See DIVERSIFIED on Page 6 James condo plan now calls for more space BY JON DAVIS Daily Herald Staff Writer Not all Creekside residents want police to patrol their private streets For more than a two of the four vacant homes in the 300 block of Arlington Heights Road have been slated for demolition to make way for the St James on the Park condominium In recent rumors have swirled that the other two are destined for a similar fate The rumors are Were going to develop the entire site said Peter president of Hallmark James on the Parks latest incarnation will remain a but will span the entire block instead of just the corner of St James Street and Arlington Heights Building plans now call for two ends connected by a middle section that will be set back a few feet to break up the said Mike an architect with Arlington Kirk Partners front entrance and driveway would move from James Street to Arlington Heights where a driveway would be Hartel said the Illinois Department of Transportation which controls Arlington Heights would have to approve the new Refuse bins and the underground parking garage entrance would move from James Street to East man where the first block east of Arlington Heights Road is more commercial in nature Hartel We felt that would be to get it away from the residential he On the north end it creates Jess of a traffic problem for the residential Additional landscaping is now given the extra a pedestrian entrance would remain on James he said The project would still be built by which means it meets all village zoning That eliminates the need for a zoning A hearing before the villages design commission will be scheduled as soon as he Just because the last version won the commissions approval doesnt mean an automatic pass for this ver Development Planner Joseph Skach The entire project would be he said adding that whether James gets another from a zoning hearing depends on what is submitted Its too early to Skach First we have to take a look at what theyre talking I think its reasonable to expect that there will be a significant amount of neighborhood resident incut he The new James project got mixed reviews from one While the traffic flow changes are wel the building will still overshadow houses to the said Kirsten who lives in one of those See JAMES on BY emus CLAIR Daily Herald Staff Writer Creekside is a neighborhood of comfortable homes and quiet sacs in western Rolling Despite the areas tranquil not everyone there sees when it comes to allowing city police to patrol the areas private streets looking for minor problems including basketball hoops wheeled onto streets and landscaping boulders wrongly placed near streets as protective The area has no curbs or Joanne for thinks police could better spend their time searching for speeders and drunken drivers who occasionally traverse the neighborhood and use sacs as places to him Weve got bigger fish to Leiman adding that police do a good job of enforcing traffic laws on the two through Creekside Drive and Crestwood which are public A proposed agreement between the city and homeown ers association would give city police enforcement power on private City council members were set to vote on the agreement Tuesday night when Leiman and her daugh mentioned that not every one in Creekside supports the agreement they didnt even know an agreement was a pos before reading about it in Tuesdays When Creekside was formed 25 years Joanne Leiman resi dents kept the streets private because they didnt want the city involved in their She wondered whether the pro posed agreement could be an open ing that would allow the city to begin enforcing other regulations on pri vate The arguments persuad ed council members to put off fur ther discussion of the agreement until they hear directly from resi dents and the homeowners associa First Ward Alderman Ken Nel son said he wants to hear more about how the neighborhood No one from the association has come to us and explained why they want this Nelson Theyve done so only through city but never directly to Surfing the storm A powerful storm roared up the East Coast on dumping up to two feet of snow in shutting federal agencies and havoc on rail and air links from South Carolina to Two surfers in made the best of the SEE STORY ON PAGE 3
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