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McHenry Teen Killed in Friday Crash Identified  Crystal Lake, IL Patch

McHenry Teen Dead, 4 Other Teens Injured - Crystal Lake-Cary, IL - The collision happened Friday night on Route 12 in Wauconda, police said.

Girl, 16, killed in Wauconda crash  WLS-TV

A 16-year-old girl was killed Friday in a two-vehicle crash in north suburban Wauconda in McHenry County.

McHenry West High School student arrested after threatening to shoot up school, police say  Northwest Herald

Police arrested a 15-year-old McHenry West High School student Tuesday after police said the student threatened to shoot up the school.

McHenry School District 156 referendum passes; Recreation Center expansion defeated  Northwest Herald

McHenry-area voters had mixed opinions about referendums on the ballot Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the McHenry County Clerk's Office.

More than 300 visit 3rd annual MTI Expo at McHenry East High School  Northwest Herald

More than 300 students and their families got a firsthand look at career options Tuesday during the third annual Manufacturing, Trades and Industry Expo at ...

Wheeler: Lower taxes, vote 'no' on McHenry referendums  Northwest Herald

First, the city of McHenry placed a referendum on the November ballot to fund a $30 million water park and rec center. As if that's not enough, now School District ...

McHenry County hosting several St. Baldrick's events  Northwest Herald

Multiple head-shaving events have been scheduled through March in McHenry County to benefit the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that ...

Officials investigating cause of McHenry house fire  Northwest Herald

McHenry emergency officials are investigating the cause of a fire that burned through the floor of a home in the 200 block of Oakton Court on Thursday afternoon ...

McHenry man who suffered gunshot wound to head is fit to stand trial, judge rules  Northwest Herald

A series of “safeguards” will be put into place before a man accused of shooting himself after firing a gun at his wife could go to trial, a McHenry County judge ...

McHenry skater to represent northern Illinois area at Midwestern Sectional  Chicago Daily Herald

A Northern Illinois area standout athlete, 14-year-old Brooke Gewalt of McHenry, is poised to represent the area at the 2019 Midwestern Sectional Figure ...

McHenry Township Fire Protection District recognizes department milestones  Northwest Herald

Some members recognized for up to 50 years of *service*.

McHenry church offering free meals through the holidays  Northwest Herald

A McHenry church will offer free holiday meals this season as part of its monthly community lunch program.

McHenry County Voters: Local Referenda On Your Ballots  Crystal Lake, IL Patch

Local Referendums On The McHenry County Ballot - Crystal Lake-Cary, IL - Your ballot will seek your feedback on important issues, such as officials' term limits, ...

McHenry butcher shop, deli aims to open by November  Northwest Herald

Investors include mayor's wife, D.C. Cobb's owners.

McHenry woman accused of hiding drugs in tree is temporarily released from jail  Northwest Herald

A McHenry woman accused of stashing narcotics in a tree during a drug-related death investigation was released Tuesday from the McHenry County Jail.

Althoff endorses Craig Wilcox for 32nd Senate District seat  Northwest Herald

Outgoing State Sen. Pamela Althoff has endorsed McHenry County Board member and 32nd District Senate candidate Craig Wilcox to take her seat when she ...

McHenry, Woodstock to spray for mosquitoes  Northwest Herald

McHenry sprayed for mosquitoes Thursday night, and Woodstock plans to spray overnight Friday.

McHenry High School choir to return to Carnegie Hall  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – McHenry High School choir students are heading back to New York's Carnegie Hall later this month for the second time in two years.

Details released on Saturday night McHenry garage explosion, fire  Northwest Herald

The McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded Saturday evening to the 400 block of North Mineral Springs Drive in unincorporated McHenry for a ...

McHenry VFW Queen of Hearts raffle grows to $1.24M  Northwest Herald

The elusive queen of hearts card remains on the board at McHenry's Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600 as the money pot continues to grow. People crowded ...

Queen of Hearts odds for Tuesday's drawing: 1 in 2.8 million  Northwest Herald

More than 2.8 million Queen of Hearts tickets are expected to be sold for the highly anticipated drawing at the McHenry Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4600, ...

Queen of Hearts raffle to boost McHenry VFW upgrades  Northwest Herald

Post will net more than $400K for much-needed repairs, upgrades.

Children's learning center planned for downtown McHenry  Northwest Herald

A children's education center might be coming soon to McHenry's downtown after the Planning and Zoning Commission approved plans for Snapology on ...

Murder trial underway for McHenry man charged in wife's 2016 stabbing death  Northwest Herald

The trial of 33-year-old Anthony Harrison, who is accused in the 2016 slaying of his wife, Laura Harrison, began Monday in a crowded McHenry County ...

McHenry High School District 156 teachers contract details released  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – When the McHenry Community High School District 156 teachers strike first was announced, 16-year-old Maddy Rudd's initial reaction was ...

Controversy flares over McHenry West High School Marine graduate's attire  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The McHenry West graduate who could not participate in Thursday's graduation after choosing to wear her U.S. Marine Corps dress blues said she ...

Murder trial to begin for McHenry man charged in wife's 2016 stabbing death  Northwest Herald

A man accused of stabbing his wife in the neck and waiting two days before calling police is slated for trial Monday.

Lemonade Brigade hosting fundraiser to support 12 McHenry County families  Northwest Herald

Lemonade Brigade hosts 4th annual 'Spring Spectacular'

McHenry West High School Class of 2015 graduates celebrate achievements  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Morgan Leon gave a frank send-off speech to her fellow McHenry High School West Campus graduates on Thursday night.

High school girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake Central, ties program record with 22 wins  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – A black banner adorns the west wall of the McHenry West High School main gym for each of the school's Fox Valley Conference titles since ...

Leadership Greater McHenry County selects participants for high school program  Northwest Herald

Leadership Greater McHenry County has selected 14 students for an inaugural youth program aimed at engaging young people in the community.

Shooting in McHenry sends 2 people to hospital  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A shooting Monday morning in McHenry sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

McHenry man continues to fight 2014 drug charges stemming from police raid  Northwest Herald

Attorneys representing a man arrested in 2014 after a large-scale drug raid pulled out of the 4-year-old case Friday. Officers arrested 22-year-old Ruben ...

McHenry businesses offer homecoming alternatives after high school strike cancels events  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Local business owners will host events this weekend for McHenry Community High School District 156 students whose homecoming events were ...

New York-based company buys Shops at Fox River for $32 million  Northwest Herald

A New York-based company has acquired the Shops at Fox River. Times Equities Inc. bought the retail center at Route 31 and Running Brook Farm Boulevard ...

McHenry County zoning board continues hearing on controversial solar farm  Northwest Herald

McHenry-area residents packed a zoning meeting Thursday as officials considered a request to allow a solar farm in McHenry Township. The proposed ...

School resource officers fill multiple roles in McHenry County schools  Northwest Herald

CARY – In his three years as the school resource officer at Cary-Grove High School, Cary Police Officer Josh Victor typically sees only a handful of incidents ...

Solar farm proposals concern some McHenry County residents  Northwest Herald

Some residents worried about home value drops when farms move in.

No school Tuesday in Dist. 156, but negotiations resume By Madhu Krishnamurthy Oct 5, 2015 9  Chicago Daily Herald

McHenry High School District 156 schools will remain closed through today after a marathon 12-hour negotiation session Sunday between the school board and ...

McHenry County administrators on closing schools for cold: Multiple factors go into decision  Northwest Herald

Schoolchildren in northern Minnesota, Alaska and North Dakota would probably snicker, maybe to cover up an underlying envy, at the prospect of school being ...

McHenry West students charged after Wauconda High School bomb threat, police say  Suburban Life Publications

WAUCONDA – Two juvenile suspects were charged after a bomb threat Thursday at Wauconda High School, police said.

High school girls basketball: 2017-18 season preview capsules  Northwest Herald

Coach: Rod Saffert (12th season). Last season's record: 16-12 overall, 11-5 FVC (tied for first). Top returners: Katie Sowa, sr., G-F, 6-0; Abby Getka, sr., F, 5-9; ...

High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove slips past McHenry  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Cary-Grove guard Zach Beaugureau was silent most of the game on offense, yet still managed to have the last word.

On the Record with... Carl Vallianatos  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Carl Vallianatos is entering his 18th year with District 156, but this year, he'll be leaving McHenry West High School and moving across the parking ...

Salvation Army executive director takes new position  Northwest Herald

The executive director of The Salvation Army of McHenry County is leaving her position to relocate to Missouri.

Man pleads guilty to DUI charges in 2014 McHenry-area crash  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – An Island Lake man on Monday pleaded guilty to drunken driving charges stemming from a 2014 crash that temporarily landed a Johnsburg High ...

Habitat for Humanity of McHenry County looking for families in need of new home in 2018  Northwest Herald

Organization has built 46 homes in area since 1995.

These are the Referendum Questions on Chicago-Area Voters' Ballots  NBC Chicago

In addition to voting for their candidates of choice, Illinois residents will have a chance to weigh in on various referendum questions using their ballots on Nov. 6.

Notorious dog owner moves out of McHenry, leaving behind unpaid fines  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Locals knew to keep their distance from Michael Braun's house on Lillian Street near McHenry West High School. At the corner of a busy ...

McHenry business owner legally returned to game store after sex abuse charges  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys said a former McHenry game shop owner didn't violate any court orders by returning to the business where he is accused of sexually ...

McHenry woman faces drug-induced homicide charge after McHenry man's opioid overdose  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A McHenry woman has been charged with drug-induced homicide and delivery of a controlled substance in connection with the August death of a ...

3rd Dunkin' Donuts coming to McHenry  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Construction is expected to start soon for a third Dunkin' Donuts location in town.

McHenry man convicted on federal child pornography charges  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A McHenry man was found guilty of child pornography charges after a four-day jury trial in federal court in Rockford.

Your Lake County 2018 Election Voter Guide  Lake Forest, IL Patch

Your Lake County 2018 Election Voter Guide - Lake Forest-Lake Bluff, IL - Everything you need to know to vote in the Nov. 6 election, including grace-period ...

McHenry County College settles lawsuit with Huntley snowplow business  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – McHenry County College has agreed to pay more than $18000 to a Huntley construction business, settling a lawsuit that accused the college of ...

McHenry man faces multiple charges, including DUI, after rollover crash  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A 23-year-old McHenry man faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, after rolling over a 2008 Dodge Ram early ...

Chicago Fire trades out of first and second rounds of MLS SuperDraft  Chicago Daily Herald

The MLS SuperDraft came to Chicago Friday, but no players did, at least none the team could present to the hometown crowd. The Fire made three trades -- two ...

Prairieland Disposal Inc. to be McHenry's new trash service starting Aug. 1  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The city of McHenry is getting a new waste-hauling and recycling *service* this summer.

Drug Enforcement Administration revokes McHenry doctor's license to handle controlled substances  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A McHenry doctor has had his license for prescribing controlled substances in Illinois revoked after an investigation that found he overprescribed ...

Stade's Farm in McHenry celebrates 40 years  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – For as long as he can remember, Vernon Stade wanted to be a farmer.

Officials release names of two killed in motorcycle crash near McHenry  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – No charges have been filed against a Wonder Lake woman who investigators said failed to yield in a Sunday crash that killed two Carpentersville ...

New gastropub opens in McHenry offering more than 120 beers  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A new gastropub offering customers more than 120 different beers opened Saturday in McHenry. BeerAbility is now open at 4117 Shamrock Lane, ...

McHenry woman charged after police find 7 marijuana plants, cocaine, other drugs  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A 20-year-old McHenry woman accused of having seven marijuana plants along with marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and a variety of ...

McHenry County's Lemonade Brigade seeking recipients for upcoming fundraiser  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The Lemonade Brigade is hosting its third annual Spring Spectacular Lemonade Stand in May and is looking for child recipients.

McHenry's Big R to host grand opening event Friday through Sunday  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The new regional retailer of farm equipment and sporting goods that opened in McHenry in the fall is hosting an upcoming grand opening event, ...

McHenry HS refuses to let Marine in dress blues walk in graduation  KTRK-TV

A north suburban high school's graduation decision is causing some controversy.

Big Fran's Boardwalk Gaming opens in McHenry  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Those who want to play slots in a quiet environment while drinking beer can do so at a new video gambling parlor in McHenry.

Founders buy Sportdecals in Spring Grove to make custom logos, save 85 local jobs  Northwest Herald

SPRING GROVE – A Spring Grove company that makes custom sports team apparel would have closed its doors in early May and 85 jobs might have been lost ...

Legally blind McHenry woman, guide dog recovering after pit bull bite  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Adria Hanus remembers only the sounds of a man yelling and metal clanking before she was able to make out the dark shape of what she thought ...

McHenry City Council approves water, sewer rate increase, new debt service fee  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – The decommissioning of the central wastewater treatment plant “has to be done,” an alderman said Monday evening ahead of a unanimous round ...

McHenry Police Department receives donated safety equipment  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Two local business owners met Monday with the McHenry Police Department to present them with more than 40 ballistic helmets.

McHenry County residents go bald to support St. Baldrick's (with videos)  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – Riverwood Elementary School third-grader Emily Mack wasn't nervous at all about cutting off her thick ponytail and then shaving her head.

In 2013 police interview, McHenry man denies knowing the whereabouts of Jacqueline Schaefer  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry man's trial on murder allegations continued Thursday with a video of his police interrogation in Las Vegas in which he ...

Epic Deli in Johnsburg to relocate to Twisted Moose space in McHenry  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A relatively new deli, likely known by frequenters for featured items such as the Deadpool Changa – a fried buffalo chicken chimichanga, crusted ...

McHenry man sentenced for predatory sexual assault of 12-year-old girl  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced to six years in prison for a sex act with a minor. Ciriaco J. Diaz, 21, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of ...

Images: Dundee-Crown vs.McHenry, boys basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

The Dundee-Crown Chargers hosted the McHenry Warriors for boys basketball action on Wednesday, Jan. 10 in Carpentersville.

How animal-assisted therapy helps students cope with anxiety  Chicago Daily Herald

A suburban school district is taking a unique approach to addressing students' behavioral issues through animal-assisted therapy.

Images: Leyden vs. McHenry girls basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

The Leyden High School girls basketball team hosted McHenry High School on Thursday, Jan. 21, in Franklin Park.

McHenry pit bulls who attacked neighbor's dog spared death sentence  Northwest Herald

Dogs will be allowed to return home despite neighbors' objections.

Everyday Hero: Karen Fallon  Northwest Herald

Alden-Hebron kindergarten teacher goes extra mile for needy students.

McHenry woman charged with prostitution at massage parlor  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A McHenry woman was arrested Wednesday after she offered to perform a sex act on an undercover McHenry police officer in exchange for money ...

McHenry County holiday events  Northwest Herald

The following events are taking place for the holiday season in McHenry County.

Model railroads, therapy for McHenry boy with Asperger syndrome  Northwest Herald

If there's one topic 12-year-old Andrew Gray of McHenry never grows tired of discussing, it's his love of trains. In fact, he's the youngest member of the Lake ...

9 from suburbs win Evans scholarships  Chicago Daily Herald

Alec Heyde, a senior at Prospect High School, had plenty of reasons to celebrate on his birthday in November. That's when he learned he was one of 12 caddies ...

2016 Boys soccer preview: Team capsules  Northwest Herald

Coach: Mark Olson (11th season). Last year: 11-9-2, 0-5 FVC, regional champions. Top returners: Luis Lemus, sr., M; Patrick Kingdon, sr., M/F; Tomas Kvapil, sr., ...

McHenry native takes reins at UniCarriers Americas  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – A growing local manufacturing business with worldwide reach now has a McHenry native at the helm.

Wonder Lake native named Sailor of the Year  Woodstock Independent

Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Monica Reeves, a Wonder Lake native, was recently named the 2013 Sailor of the Year for Navy Medicine. “The process of her ...

Images: IHSA state wrestling championships in Champaign  Chicago Daily Herald

A gallery of images from the IHSA state championship and third-place wrestling matches Friday in Champaign.

Images: Daily Herald prep photos of the week  Chicago Daily Herald

The Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures by Daily Herald photographers. This week's gallery features photos from ...

States struggling with military-graduation link  Herald & Review

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Can the cap and gown worn by high school graduates coexist peacefully with military uniforms worn by classmates destined for the ...

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