The Cardinal — has become a trusted source for breaking news in Arlington Heights and Chicagoland. The news blog was founded on September 12, 2001 as part of, which was founded in 1999. Check out the old format going way back to September 2001 (The Cardinal old style news).

The Cardinal provides mostly short news stories with original content, original video, and original photos. The Cardinal also functions as a news aggregation website with video, feeds, summaries and links to other news sources from Chicagoland and around the world.

The Cardinal added the option for a mobile design in October 2015. Smartphone browsers will automatically open in mobile format; however there is a command link for “Desktop” at the bottom of every page and article. Users can choose “Desktop” to view traditional desktop computer view on a smartphone.

The row of menus at the very top of every page are also available from the 3-line icon (also known as the Hamburger Menu) in the upper left corner in mobile format. The menus are very helpful for browsing news and directory information for Arlington Heights and beyond.

If you use the Search Box in the upper right corner of every page on PCs or Mac or Tablets, you should be able to find your intended results. The Search icon is in the upper left in mobile format.

You may also prefer to use for assistance with searching The Cardinal and the Internet.

Some features (such as the CATEGORIES & NAVIGATION HELP menu) are not fully functional, but will be soon. The CATEGORIES & NAVIGATION HELP menu is designed to help viewers understand how to use THE CARDINAL. The new format will have many new features, too.

Join us in looking forward to new ways to organize breaking news and helpful information as THE CARDINAL gets in shape!

The Cardinal is part of several directory-related websites with local, regional information and global information.

A descriptive page for each category is (or will be) viewed by using the CATEGORIES AND NAVIGATIONAL HELP … menu at the top of each article. Descriptive pages can also be reached by going to the CATEGORIES page (linked at the top of every page). The CATEGORIES page has an overview of all categories and sub-categories.

The CATEGORIES page can be reached going direct to …

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