150 years: A look back at our highlights
Here is a look at some of the highlights of 150 years of newspapering.
1872 -- G.E. Earlie establishes Cook County Herald in Palatine. Palatine Herald was established as an edition of the Cook County Herald.
1875 -- Earlie sells Cook County Herald to John Holden and W.C. Williams: Williams sells his half to Holden, starts the "Advertiser" and buys the Palatine Herald from Holden.
1898 -- H.C. Paddock buys the Palatine Enterprise from Williams.
1900 -- H.C. Paddock establishes DuPage County Register.
1922 -- H.C. Paddock sells the business to his sons, Stuart and Charlie Paddock, changing the firm name to H.C. Paddock Sons.
1926 -- H.C. Paddock Sons initiates the Arlington Heights edition of the Cook County Herald, which it renames Arlington Heights Herald.
1926 -- Company buys eight-page duplex printing press.
1927 -- Arlington Heights Herald begins printing Mount Prospect edition.
1928 -- Establishes Roselle Register.
1935 -- H.C. Paddock dies in Arlington Heights.
1939 -- H.C. Paddock Sons moves into 217 W. Campbell St., Arlington Heights.
1948 -- Company incorporates, becoming Paddock Publications Inc.
1949 -- Launches Wheeling Herald.
1950 -- Launches Bensenville Register.
1951 -- Acquires a new printing press.
1955 -- Launches Rolling Meadows and Prospect Heights editions.
1956 -- First edition printed on 32-page Goss Universal press.
1957 -- Launches Addison Register and Elk Grove edition.
1959 -- Launches Hoffman Estates Herald.
1960 -- Launches Itasca Register.
1962 -- Sunday Suburbanite Shopper develops from the former Shopper for Mount Prospect merchants.
1962 -- Launches Prospect Heights edition.
1963 -- 32-page Goss press expanded to 48 pages.
1964 -- Launches Hanover Park-Streamwood Herald.
1965 -- Launches Schaumburg Herald.
1967 -- Company initiates triweekly publication of all newspapers and discontinues Sunday Suburbanite.
1967 -- Charles S. Paddock dies in Arlington Heights.
1968 -- Stuart R. Paddock Sr. dies in Dunedin, Florida.
1968 -- Stuart R. Paddock Jr. becomes president and publisher of Paddock Publications.
1969 -- Starts daily publication of Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Rolling Meadows and Palatine Heralds.
1969 -- Launches Buffalo Grove Herald as a triweekly.
1969 -- Begins daily publication of Buffalo Grove, Des Plaines, Elk Grove, Hoffman Estates-Schaumburg-Hanover Park Herald, Prospect Heights and Wheeling Heralds.
1970 -- Purchases Day Publications and suburban newspaper operations of Field Enterprises, including Circle Enterprises and the Lake County Shopper.
1970 -- DuPage County Register is renamed Wood Dale Register.
1970 -- Initiates Lake County Circle Herald, Libertyville, City Edition, Lake Edition, Mundelein, North Shore as a weekly newspaper in Lake County.
1971 -- Printing of Register newspapers moves from Arlington Heights to Downers Grove.
1971 -- The Barrington, Lake Zurich and Wauconda Heralds added as weeklies.
1972 -- Paddock Crescent Newspapers and the Herald Registers sells to a new group called Crescent Newspapers.
1975 -- Launches Saturday edition for all daily papers.
1977 -- All nine dailies renamed to Daily Herald.
1977 -- Launches Vernon Hills Herald.
1977 -- Launches Sunday editions.
1981 -- New Goss Universal 48-page press is installed.
1981 -- Launches the Herald Neighbor tabloid section.
1984 -- Barrington Herald goes daily.
1984 -- Lake County weekly Heralds convert to daily frequency.
1984 -- Board of directors authorizes purchase of two 48-page Koenig and Bauer Commander offset presses.
1985 -- Accounting, Circulation and Human Resources departments are computerized.
1985 -- DuPage County office opens in Roselle, launching edition covering Roselle, Bloomingdale and Medinah.
1985 -- Stuart R. Paddock Printing Center in Arlington Heights prints on new offset presses.
1987 -- DuPage County coverage expands to Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Carol Stream, Glendale Heights and Winfield.
1989 -- DuPage County coverage expands to Naperville and Lisle.
1990 -- DuPage County coverage expands to Lombard, Villa Park, Oak Brook, Oak Brook Terrace.
1990 -- Coverage begins in Kane County with Carpentersville, East Dundee, West Dundee, Gilberts and Sleepy Hollow.
1990 -- Third press goes online.
1993 -- Begins coverage of Fox River Grove.
1993 -- Buys computerized pagination system.
1995 -- Time out! entertainment section launches.
1995 -- Elgin bureau opens. Elgin edition is launched.
1995 -- New office center purchased at 155 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights
1996 -- Website created for classified advertising
1996 -- Associated Press names Daily Herald sports section among the Top Ten daily sports section in the nation.
1997 -- Daily Herald celebrates 125th birthday.
1997 -- Coverage of Gurnee, Grayslake, Third Lake, Hainesville, Grandwood Park, Wildwood and Gages Lake added.
1997 -- Opens office in St. Charles, expands coverage to St. Charles, Geneva and Batavia.
1997 -- Company buys 27 acres in Schaumburg for a new printing facility.
1997 -- Expands Fox Valley coverage to Wayne and Elburn.
1997 -- Stuart Paddock Jr. named Publisher Emeritus, Dan Baumann named Publisher and Doug Ray named General Manager.
1998 -- Dan Baumann is named CEO.
1999 -- Launches Health & Fitness section.
1999 -- Robert Y. Paddock Sr. dies at age 82 in Inverness.
1999 -- Circulation begins in Rosemont.
1999 -- Doug Ray named President and Chief Operating Officer.
2000 -- Purchases Reflejos Publications Inc., a monthly bilingual newspaper serving Latino readers in Fox Valley and advertisers from Aurora to McHenry.
2000 -- Expands coverage to Fox Lake, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Round Lake Heights, Volo, Long Lake and Fox Lake Hills.
2000 -- Final approval for plans to build 165,000-square-foot Paddock Printing Center along Elgin-O'Hare Expressway in Schaumburg.
2001 -- Founds ChicagoJobNetwork.com, a career-focused website.
2001 -- Launches a redesigned Daily Herald.
2001 -- Doug Ray named CEO.
2001 -- Dan Baumann named Chairman of the Board and Publisher, retires from full-time employment.
2001 -- Stuart R. Paddock Jr. dies at 86 in Arlington Heights.
2001 -- Reflejos goes to weekly publication.
2001 -- Printing operations begin at Paddock Printing Center in Schaumburg.
2004 -- Daily Herald sports section again named one of Top 10 in nation.
2004 -- Home delivery begins in Sugar Grove, Lakemoor, Lilymoor and Antioch.
2005 -- The Daily Herald launches a new employment section called Chicago Suburban Jobs.
2005 -- Redesigned website, www.dailyherald.com, debuts.
2005 -- Launches beep.dailyherald.com, a joint effort of Northwestern University and Paddock Publications.
2005 -- Launches Giving Garden program to help stock food banks and soup kitchens in the suburbs.
2006 -- Beep launches print edition delivered free to 30,000.
2006 -- First video and first interactive graphic posted to dailyherald.com.
2007 -- Launches Yahoo! HotJobs on dailyherald.com.
2008 -- Beep and Time Out! sections merge.
2008 -- Reader commenting is implemented on dailyherald.com.
2009 -- Doug Ray is named publisher in addition to his duties as CEO.
2010 -- Shaw Suburban Media enters a printing agreement with Paddock. Company starts printing Shaw's newspapers.
2010 -- Doug Ray appointed Chairman of the Board; Dan Baumann becomes Chairman Emeritus.
2010 -- Ann Paddock, former director and wife of the late Stuart R. Paddock Jr., dies.
2015 -- Scott Stone named President and Chief Operating Officer.
2016 -- Purchases Marion Republican, Harrisburg Daily Register, Du Quoin Call, Benton News, Randolph County Herald Tribune and Gallatin Democrat, all in southern Illinois.
2016 -- Purchases Virden Recorder, Girard Gazette, Panhandle Press and Northwestern News, all in central Illinois.
2017 -- Purchases Carbondale Times and Thomas Publishing.
2018 -- Board of directors votes to convert the company to 100% employee ownership. Under the ESOP, all shares of company stock are privately held and owned by employees.
2018 -- Purchases Pana News-Palladium, Golden Prairie News and Free-Press Progress.
2018 -- Purchases Blue Mound Leader.
2019 -- Purchases Ramsey News Journal and launches Murphysboro Times.
2020 -- Purchases Moultrie County News-Progress and Fish Wrap and Shelbyville Eagle.
2020 -- Launches weekly Glenview Herald and Northbrook Herald newspapers.