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2019 Fourth of July events in McHenry County  Northwest Herald

These Fourth of July events will take place in and around McHenry County. Dates, times, and locations are subject to change or cancellation.

Marengo High School educator a Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching finalist  Northwest Herald

Golden Apple, a leading Illinois nonprofit committed to recognizing exemplary educators and developing future educators, has announced the 2019 finalists for ...

Photos: Marengo High School Class of 2018  Northwest Herald

Marengo High School students graduated Sunday.

Marengo City Council approves solar farm proposal  Northwest Herald

The Atlanta-based developer of a 15.5-acre ground-mounted solar energy project in Marengo soon will apply to participate in a program to secure renewable ...

Softball: Burlington Central wins wild game over Marengo  Chicago Daily Herald

No panic and no quit. That philosophy served Burlington Central well Thursday against defending Kishwaukee River Conference champion Marengo.

Marengo's Wright adds AD role, will continue coaching  Northwest Herald

Nate Wright considers himself fortunate since he will be moving up in Marengo High School's administration, yet still be doing something he loves, coaching ...

High school softball: Defending 3A state champ Marengo starts season No. 1  Northwest Herald

Marengo's run to winning last season's Class 3A softball state championship was memorable, if not remarkable.

McHenry County schools announce Monday closures because of snowstorm  Northwest Herald

Blizzard warning in effect through Monday morning.

Evergreen Academy partners with Marengo High School to provide hands-on learning  Northwest Herald

UNION – Students at Evergreen Academy in Union now are participating in hands-on learning through a new partnership with Marengo High School.

Riley School District 18 raises more than $3500 for Marengo family after fatal crash  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Riley School District 18 raised more than $3500 in support of a Marengo family after a car crash killed Jose Rodriguez and left his wife and two ...

Some McHenry County school districts delay start, cancel activities because of ice storm  Northwest Herald

An ice storm warning that was in effect from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday for McHenry and several other counties caused most schools to cancel ...

High school football: Marengo alum Derek Caskey, 20, dies  Northwest Herald

Derek Caskey, a 2015 graduate of Marengo High School, died Tuesday at UW Health University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin after battle with cancer.

High school girls basketball: Marengo, Cary-Grove, McHenry will have their hands full in this week's sectionals  Northwest Herald

Marengo girls basketball coach Nick Rode let his players enjoy Thursday's Class 3A Marengo Regional championship against Burlington Central with a day off ...

Wrestling community rallies to support Marengo coach and family affected by blast  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Two hundred wrestlers from McHenry County and beyond locked arms and shook hands Sunday morning at Marengo Community High School to ...

Filing period ends for McHenry County municipality, school board elections  Northwest Herald

Candidates eye open seats in municipalities, school districts.

Marengo City Council approves gun range, shop for former McGill property  Northwest Herald

The Marengo City Council met Monday and approved a gun range proposal that has sparked concerns from residents. Union-based developer D5 Ranges Inc.

State funding allows McHenry County school districts to add staff, programs  Northwest Herald

Harvard School District 50 has received more than $4 million in new revenue from the state since the evidence-based school funding formula was initiated last ...

Dedicated to Marengo teacher killed in car crash, 'Kéanu's Moon' a 'blesson'  Northwest Herald

Marengo women write musical for Christian Arts Student Theatre group.

Marengo teen undergoes heart transplant  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo teen Logan Vallee, 16, faces months of recuperation after undergoing a heart transplant this week, which came after two weeks of waiting ...

Drone photos show destruction to Marengo homes after explosion  Chicago Daily Herald

Two people were injured and more than 50 homes were damaged Sunday morning after a fiery house explosion in Marengo, authorities said.

More than 50 homes damaged in Marengo home explosion  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – A Marengo home exploded; the blast also destroyed a neighboring home, left eight to 10 more houses uninhabitable and sent two people to the ...

Documents: McHenry County superintendent salaries total almost $3M  Northwest Herald

McHenry County's 18 school districts collectively spend about $3 million annually on superintendent salaries. The county has 17 superintendents – one for each ...

Helfers: Marengo chamber starts 'Queen of Hearts' raffle  Northwest Herald

The rumors are true! The Marengo Union Chamber of Commerce has started the first of three “Queen of Hearts” raffles.

Girls tennis: Barrington's Waters-Miller enjoying her final season  Chicago Daily Herald

Tracy Waters-Miller wears many hats. Teacher, coach, triathlete, fitness manager, national swimmer, skier, golfer and mentor, but most would describe the ...

Loved ones of McHenry County suicide victims work to reverse stigma  Northwest Herald

Loved ones of suicide victims meet to share stories of loss, remembrance.

High school football preview 2015: Marengo  Northwest Herald

Last year's record: 5-4 overall, 3-4 (fifth place BNC East). Fast fact: Last season was Marengo's first winning season since 2004, but the Indians missed the ...

High school boys basketball: Marengo, healthy Ben Volkening look forward to season  Northwest Herald

Ben Volkening lives in a different world than he did seven months ago. When the Marengo senior rises from a chair and begins walking around, the formerly ...

Marengo Settlers' Days to stay downtown after controversy  Suburban Life Publications

MARENGO – The city's iconic festival will occur this fall in the same location it always has after controversy stemming from a preliminary decision to relocate.

High school football preview: Plano (8-2) at Marengo (10-0)  Northwest Herald

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Rod Poppe Fields. About the Reapers: Plano is in the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season and defeated Ridgewood, 27-7, in the ...

High school wrestling: Marengo fights past Woodstock North  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – Marengo heavyweight Dylan Turner wasn't feeling his best Thursday, gassed in the first round of his bout against Woodstock North's Kenny Villa.

Families, friends mourn Hebron woman, Marengo man killed in weekend crash  Northwest Herald

Hebron woman remembered as a 'people person;' fundraiser to be held for Marengo man's family.

On Campus: Marengo grad Anna Smith flourishing in new sport at Concordia University Wisconsin  Northwest Herald

Since sixth grade, Anna Smith has been involved in cheerleading. The Marengo High School graduate assumed her interest would follow her to college at ...

Patricia Ann Baird | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Patricia Ann Baird, 88, of rural Yates City died peacefully Thursday (June 6, 2019) at the home of her daughter, Katherine, in Mahomet.

McHenry County Republican Women's Club awards scholarships to local graduates  Northwest Herald

He will attend the University of Illinois in the fall and plans to major in engineering and physics. Schofield attended Crystal Lake South High School.

High school football: Northwest Herald All-Area Team  Northwest Herald

QB – Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, so. Evans (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) ran for 1,966 yards and 29 touchdowns, leading one of the state's most prolific offenses.

Football helps Marengo senior cope with multiple mental disorders  Northwest Herald

MARENGO – The first punch came out of nowhere – an unexpected jab that landed on Carrie Taylor's ear. The next one hit her squarely on the jaw and sent her ...

Marie Alma Stewart Baker  Scottsbluff Star Herald

Marie Alma Stewart Baker, 99, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at The Residency. She was born September 10, 1917, to Adelbert Lawrence Stewart ...

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.

Marengo's Erin Randall and Bob Pomykala ready for two-marathon weekend  Northwest Herald

Running carries with it a captivating nature for Erin Randall.

4A Football: Marengo rolls past Plano  Kendall County Now

MARENGO – On their opening possession, Plano's offense looked like it was in good shape. After a Tyler Ward completion and a series of running plays, the ...

Softball: Marengo tops Wauconda, but Williams collects another 'W'  Chicago Daily Herald

Class 3A softball power Marengo edged Wauconda 5-3 on Friday, but Bulldogs catcher Sydney Williams continued to make strides behind the plate.

High school boys basketball: After losing 45 pounds, Crystal Lake Central's Timmerman shows his athleticism  Northwest Herald

Alex Timmerman corralled a rebound on the defensive end and snapped an outlet pass to a waiting teammate. Seconds later, Central guard Colton Haviland ...

Boys basketball: Genoa-Kingston falls to Marengo  DeKalb Daily Chronicle

MARENGO – Genoa-Kingston knew it needed to find a way to slow down Marengo's 25-points-a-game scorer Mike Volkening to beat the Indians.

High school boys basketball: Sobiesk keeps Johnsburg rolling with leadership, rebounding  Northwest Herald

With 54.6 seconds remaining in Friday night's IHSA Class 3A regional championship game against Richmond-Burton, Johnsburg senior Mason Sobiesk picked ...

Lift off: Musicals coming to high school stages throughout McHenry County  Northwest Herald

[Mitchell Hopkins, 14, practices flying for the upcoming production of "Peter Pan" at Crystal Lake South High School.] “We went off in search of a newer, fresher ...

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Streaks, Thunder compete in Marengo  Woodstock Independent

he boys basketball teams from Woodstock and Woodstock North high schools competed in the 65th annual E.C. Nichols Tournament at Marengo High School ...

After long wait, community radio stations changing McHenry County media  Northwest Herald

A rare opportunity with the federal government has slowly diversified the media landscape in McHenry County during the past year with homegrown *content* fit ...

Dean Johnson | Obituaries |  Quad City Times

March 13, 1922-April 9, 2018. ORION, Ill. — Dean H. Johnson, 96, of Orion, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 9, 2018, at Trinity Rock Island. Funeral services ...

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High school football 2015  The Herald-News

Lincoln-Way West went to the state championship for the first time in the team's history, but despite a hard-fought game, came up short.

Welcome to McHenry County's 2017 Election Central  Northwest Herald

The 2017 Election in McHenry County, as covered by the Northwest Herald.

McHenry County residents march for change, explore self-defense in wake of school violence  Northwest Herald

McHenry County residents march for change, explore self-defense.

'The Nutcracker' returns to the Egyptian stage  The MidWeek

The Beth Fowler Dance Company will open its 2016-2017 season with its annual production of "The Nutcracker," to be performed two consecutive weekends in ...

Memorial project is a labor of love  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Looking across her backyard, Carol Fruin can see the home in which Jennifer Kearns lived. When Fruin looks east, she can see Kevin Ziller's ...

Cruise nights, cars shows planned throughout McHenry County  Northwest Herald

This time of the year, I get the same questions over and over. When are you going to do the cruise night/car ahow schedule? When are you doing that “A” list ...

Your guide to fall festivities in McHenry County and beyond  Northwest Herald

Take your pick. From apples and pumkins to festivals, mazes and music, fall isn't just about the foliage in McHenry County.

Softball season ends for Woodstock schools  Woodstock Independent

Woodstock North High School hosted the IHSA Class 3A regional softball tournament May 26 to 31, and, with all three Woodstock area schools in the ...

Students compete at McHenry County College's 15th annual High School Accounting Bowl  Chicago Daily Herald

Top accounting students from eight area high schools used their mental brawn to battle for trophies while demonstrating their numerical ability and ...

McHenry County guide to summer festivals  Northwest Herald

A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals run as long as some of those in McHenry County.

Donley's Wild West town listed for sale in Hammacher Schlemmer catalog  Suburban Life Publications

UNION – It's down to the wire, and you still haven't located that perfect holiday gift for the guy or gal who has everything.

Kaneland marching band celebrates season's accomplishments  Kane County Chronicle

MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland High School marching band packed the high school auditorium Nov. 14 for its indoor concert and awards performance.

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.  Chicago Tribune

Chicago-area schools are ranked by students and teachers using 5Essentials survey.

Before the glory: Local notables share reflections, advice  Northwest Herald

David Boies, Dag Juhlin, Mariann Mayberry and Bryan Bulaga may be notable in their chosen fields of law, music, acting and athletics, respectively, but they ...

McHenry County cruise night season an ideal way to celebrate summer  Northwest Herald

On May 23, I attended McHenry's first Green Street Cruise Night for 2016, and it was a blockbuster. Finally, after what seemed like a winter that would never end ...

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

This Prep Photos of the Week gallery includes the best high school sports pictures taken by Daily Herald photographers featuring football, tennis, soccer cross ...

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 ...

McHenry County suicides now trending down; mental health board says prevention efforts paying off  Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suicides are at a seven-year low in McHenry County.

JFK 50 years later: The un-Camelot was a time of danger, war clouds and the death of a president  Rockford Register Star

Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct a name. The story should have said Angie Toot.For many baby boomers, Nov. 22, 1963, was their Pearl ...

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