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Johnsburg High School hosts college, career fairs  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg High School recently hosted its second annual College and Career Fair.

Photos: Johnsburg High School Class of 2019  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg High School Principal Kevin Shelton congratulates Leah Kottke during the school's commencement ceremony Friday. [Ken Koontz for Shaw Media].

McHenry County seniors headed to college, entering workforce, military  Northwest Herald

Hundreds of McHenry County seniors have graduated this year and are on to the next phase of their lives.

High school boys basketball: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint commits to West Texas A&M  Northwest Herald

NCAA signing period now open for all high school sports.

Woman flown to hospital following Johnsburg crash  Northwest Herald

Crash happened Tuesday at Route 31, Johnsburg Road.

Johnsburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame's 1st class to feature John Smith, 2003 boys basketball team  Northwest Herald

The first induction class for the Johnsburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame naturally is star-studded. There are three Northwest Herald Athlete of the Year ...

Overnight fire sparked by cigarettes causes minor damage to Johnsburg home  Northwest Herald

An early morning fire caused damage to a Johnsburg house Tuesday, McHenry Township Fire Protection District said in a news release. Officials suspect ...

Johnsburg School District 12 approves sale of defunct James C. Bush Elementary  Northwest Herald

The Johnsburg School District 12 Board has approved the sale of its former James C. Bush Elementary School.

Johnsburg man arrested following attempted robbery in Lincolnshire  Northwest Herald

A Johnsburg man could face up to 15 years in prison for his role in an attempted robbery that was orchestrated through an online sales app, according to a news ...

Motorists advised to avoid Johnsburg intersection following crash  Northwest Herald

Motorists are advised to avoid the intersection of Johnsburg and Richmond roads for a couple of hours Tuesday afternoon due to a car crash, according to a ...

Johnsburg Elementary School hosts inaugural Bloodhound Bowl  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg Elementary School hosted its first Bloodhound Bowl on April 11. The competition of wits is named for the school mascot, Shadow the Bloodhound.

Ex-Johnsburg High School employee admits to sex abuse against students  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sentenced a former Johnsburg High School employee to prison after he admitted in court to having inappropriate ...

Health officials name Johnsburg Walmart a possible source of exposure to Legionnaires'  Northwest Herald

The Walmart in Johnsburg has been identified as a potential spot where residents with Legionnaires' disease were exposed to Legionella bacteria, according to ...

Johnsburg man sentenced to 5 years in connection with fatal DUI case  Northwest Herald

A Johnsburg man has been sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to aggravated driving under the influence, the McHenry County State's ...

Police arrest 2nd person in connection with Johnsburg gun theft  Northwest Herald

A Johnsburg woman remained at the McHenry County Jail on Wednesday evening on charges alleging that she helped steal 18 firearms and several hundreds ...

Photos: Johnsburg High School Class of 2018  Northwest Herald

The Meyers quadruplets, Reagan, Grant, Jim and Olivia, jump for joy before the Johnsburg High School graduation ceremony Friday, June 1, 2018, ...

Johnsburg man gets prison sentence tied to June gun theft  Northwest Herald

A man on Thursday accepted an eight-year prison sentence in connection with 18 firearms that reportedly were stolen from a Johnsburg home in June.

Johnsburg grad Fiedorowicz retires from NFL after suffering 3 concussions last season  Northwest Herald

The Houston Texans placed Johnsburg grad C.J. Fiedorowicz on the reserve-retired list Wednesday after he suffered three concussions during the 2017 season ...

Former Johnsburg High School aide charged with sex crime with student  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A former Johnsburg High School teacher's aide has been charged with a sex crime involving a teenage student.

McHenry Moose Lodge hosting country music night to benefit veterans  Northwest Herald

Missy's Veterans of Valor in partnership with Gary Lang Auto Group will host an evening of country music, raffle prizes and more at the McHenry Moose Lodge, ...

DeFABO: Revitalized Johnsburg High School football team will be back  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Three years ago, an 0-9 Johnsburg football team sat on a knee at Woodstock and stared into the press box at an illuminated state championship ...

Johnsburg School District 12's $41M facilities project about 25 percent complete  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The multifaceted $41 million facilities project in Johnsburg School District 12 is about 25 percent complete, the project manager said.

Johnsburg Walmart to replace sprinkler system after Legionnaires' scare  Northwest Herald

Walmart officials said Monday that the Johnsburg store will replace its sprinkler systems after the store was identified as a potential source of exposure to ...

Podcast re-examines Johnsburg teen's 2002 disappearance  Northwest Herald

A Johnsburg teenager whose disappearance shook the area in 2002 is the subject of a true crime podcast chronicling authorities' investigation into the boy's ...

High school boys basketball: Hot shooting carries Richmond-Burton past Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

That was all it took for the Rockets to wipe out Johnsburg's three-point advantage and take control with red-hot shooting. Jeff Jankowski scored a driving layup, ...

Police arrest 2 Chicago men in connection with Johnsburg car burglary, fleeing  Northwest Herald

Police have arrested two men and are searching for two others who allegedly ran a stolen car off the road before fleeing from police and seeking refuge in a ...

Ex-Johnsburg High clerk/coach pleads not guilty to student sex assault  Chicago Tribune

Damon Malone worked at Johnsburg High as an office clerk and football coach but is now charged with sex assault of a student, authorities said.

Report: 39 percent of 2016 Alden-Hebron High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  McHenry Times

In a year when 87 percent of Alden-Hebron High School seniors graduated on time, 39 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll ...

Johnsburg School District 12 to be on 'financial watch'  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The superintendent of Johnsburg School District 12 said recent notification about being on “financial watch” status – a state designation ...

PHOTOS: Johnsburg High School Class of 2017  Northwest Herald

The graduating Class of 2017 awaits the beginning of the commencement ceremony Friday at Johnsburg High School in Johnsburg. KKoontz – For Shaw Media.

St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Johnsburg hires new principal  Northwest Herald

St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Johnsburg has hired Brenda Baldassano as its new principal for the school's 175th year educating children in the ...

PHOTOS: Johnsburg High School 2016 graduation  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg High School graduation was held Friday, June 3, 2016.

Federal judge rejects McHenry Township lawsuit on road district referendum  Northwest Herald

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit trying to derail a referendum on the November ballot that gives voters the power to abolish the McHenry Township Road ...

McHenry man charged in Johnsburg home invasion  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A McHenry man remained at the McHenry County jail Monday after police said he entered a Johnsburg woman's home, attacked her and stole ...

Man accused of stealing guns, money from Johnsburg home  Northwest Herald

A Johnsburg man prohibited from owning guns was arrested Friday on charges that he stole 18 firearms from another man. Mitchell W. Kirksey, of the 1800 block ...

McHenry man pleads guilty to heroin possession  Northwest Herald

A man who police said they found passed out in a vehicle with small bags of heroin and other drugs received a four-year prison sentence Wednesday.

Johnsburg officials protest water rate increase  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg officials are protesting a water rate increase proposed by Utility Services of Illinois Inc.

Police investigating several car burglaries in Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The Johnsburg Police Department is investigating several car burglaries that happened overnight in the Chapel Hill Estates subdivision area.

Woman sent to hospital after barricading herself in Johnsburg home  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A woman was sent to the hospital after barricading herself Monday morning in her Johnsburg home and threatening to shoot herself.

Judge dismisses allegations prosecutors intimidated witnesses to testify against Mario Casciaro  Northwest Herald

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that claimed prosecutors intimidated and harassed a witness into testifying against Mario Casciaro in connection with ...

Johnsburg finalizes $1.1M Chapel Hill Golf Course deal  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The village of Johnsburg has closed on its $1.1 million acquisition of Chapel Hill Golf Course, according to a news release from the village.

McHenry man facing charges after being found with cocaine, heroin, pills, police say  Northwest Herald

35-year-old facing felony drug possession, delivery charges.

Resource center opening in Johnsburg to aid Fox River flood victims in McHenry County  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A multiagency resource center is opening in Johnsburg to help McHenry County residents affected by recent flooding of the Fox River.

Johnsburg man faces child pornography charges  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – A 20-year-old Johnsburg man facing child pornography charges posted bond Thursday and was released from the McHenry County Jail.

Renovations underway at Ringwood School Primary Center  Northwest Herald

RINGWOOD – Ringwood School Primary Center will have a new look when it opens for students in the upcoming school year.

'The Letter' producers burn, film in McHenry County  Northwest Herald

Producers, firefighters set barn and home ablaze for a scene.

Mario Casciaro abruptly drops bid for certificate of innocence in 2002 slaying of Johnsburg teen  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Mario Casciaro has dropped his request for a certificate of innocence in the 2002 slaying of Johnsburg teenager Brian Carrick.

High school football: Johnsburg's Joe Moore commits to Air Force  Northwest Herald

Joe Moore's remarkable senior football season just reached another level. Moore, a third-year starter on both lines, has been an integral part of Johnsburg's first ...

Johnsburg planning to borrow $1.1M to buy Chapel Hill golf course  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The village of Johnsburg plans to take out a $1.1 million loan to buy the Chapel Hill golf course only months after a developer proposed a ...

Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz mulls retirement  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – C.J. Fiedorowicz spent Friday night smiling a lot, posing for pictures with youngsters around Johnsburg's gymnasium and signing autographs.

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Burlington Central sweeps basketball doubleheader  Chicago Daily Herald

The Burlington Central MLK Classic opened with four games Wednesday and the host school won two of them.

High school girls basketball: Johnsburg holds off Carmel to reach sectional championship game  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg girls basketball coach Brad Frey wiped his forehead and let out a giant sigh of relief after battling Carmel Tuesday in a Class 3A ...

McHenry County teachers recognized with Golden Apple Awards  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Two McHenry County teachers have been honored in the Golden Apple Awards. Jeri Faber, a second-grade teacher at Ringwood School ...

PHOTOS: Richmond-Burton vs. Johnsburg high school football  Northwest Herald

Photos from Friday night's Johnsburg vs. Richmond-Burton football game in Richmond.

McHenry Township residents file lawsuit against board  Northwest Herald

A lawsuit on behalf of more than 30 McHenry Township residents has been filed in McHenry County Circuit Court, alleging the township board did not follow the ...

PHOTOS: Pep rally held at Johnsburg High School before Friday's state championship football game  Northwest Herald

A pep rally was held at Johnsburg before they head to state championship on Friday.

Johnsburg in contract to buy Chapel Hill Golf Course  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The village of Johnsburg is under contract to buy Chapel Hill Golf Course in hopes of preserving open, recreational space, according to a news ...

PHOTOS: Johnsburg high school football summer practice  Northwest Herald

Photos of Johnsburg football summer practice by the Northwest Herald's Sarah Nader.

Bulls forward Bobby Portis lends hand at Johnsburg basketball camp  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – As a youngster growing up in Little Rock, Arkansas, Bobby Portis attended basketball camps where he met local legends Derek Fisher and ...

With Johnsburg murder conviction reversed, Mario Casciaro wants certificate of innocence  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Although Mario Casciaro's conviction was overturned in 2015, prosecutors still don't think he's innocent.

Cary-based robotics team qualifies for state competition  Northwest Herald

The Golden Ratio, a local robotics team based in Cary, recently won a spot at the Illinois FIRST Robotics Competition state championship. FIRST, which stands ...

Attorneys to talk settlement in Mario Casciaro lawsuit against Johnsburg, officials  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Attorneys representing Mario Casciaro and the village of Johnsburg have scheduled February dates to discuss settling a lawsuit claiming village ...

Softball: Johnsburg's Brooke Klosowicz not your average 13-year-old  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg's Klosowicz already has eyes of D-I coaches on her.

Stroner girls named Johnsburg valedictorians three of past four years  Northwest Herald

Sitting at home on a summer afternoon, the Stroner sisters look more like a shampoo ad than a quartet of competitive academics.

Johnsburg, Prairie Ridge football teams take shots at greatness  Northwest Herald

Joe Moore soaked in the moment last Friday while standing on Johnsburg Athletic Field with what seemed like most of the town's population after the Skyhawks ...

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 ...

Photos: Bulls' Bobby Portis at Johnsburg High  Northwest Herald

Bulls forward Bobby Portis took part in a camp at Johnsburg High on Tuesday.

McHenry County's armored vehicle used for safety of officers, public  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The county's mine-resistant ambush-protected military vehicle raised eyebrows earlier this month when a woman who threatened to shoot ...

Wrestling: Johnsburg alumni start youth club in hopes of revitalizing the sport locally  Northwest Herald

Only one freshman – Jack Clauson – came out for the Johnsburg high school wrestling team this season. The Skyhawks only list 22 athletes on their roster ...

Kuna family celebrates 40 years at Raymond's Bowl & Entertainment Center in Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Steve Kuna was 9 years old when his father, Ray Kuna, first took over what decades later would be known as a multigenerational, family-owned ...

McHenry County area last days of school  Northwest Herald

The last days for each McHenry County school and district are scheduled as follows:

Chicago Bulls' Bobby Portis to take part in basketball camp at Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

Local youth basketball players will have an opportunity to meet and learn from Bulls forward Bobby Portis at a two-day camp next month at Johnsburg High ...

Illinois women's basketball coach plans to make school her 3rd, final job  Chicago Daily Herald

It took Nancy Fahey all of two moves to go from coaching high school girls basketball to coaching women's basketball at the Big Ten level. Granted, Fahey ...

Johnsburg gas station fails liquor compliance check  Northwest Herald

13 other Johnsburg businesses, 1 McHenry bar pass.

Report: 35 percent of 2015 Marengo High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  McHenry Times

In a year when 92 percent of Marengo High School seniors graduated on time, 35 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...

Testimony: Teen killed in 2002, body taken to Iowa  Chicago Daily Herald

A friend of Mario Casciaro -- the 28-year-old McHenry man on trial for the 2002 murder of Johnsburg teen Brian Carrick -- testified Friday that Casciaro told him ...

'He didn't have the emotional strength anymore'  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Nancy Walz carries a handkerchief with her everywhere she goes. She uses it often when she talks about her oldest son, Scott.

Crystal Lake woman accused of using false prescriptions to get drugs  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A Crystal Lake woman accused of using fake prescriptions to get four different medications, including painkillers, was released Wednesday from ...

Johnsburg sues bank over unfinished development  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The Malueg family moved into the Whispering Ridge subdivision five years ago – and got their first neighbors three years later.

Report: 42 percent of 2015 Woodstock North High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  McHenry Times

In a year when 96 percent of Woodstock North High School seniors graduated on time, 42 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to ...

State's attorney settles suit over charges in 2002 murder of Johnsburg teen  Chicago Daily Herald

A $50000 settlement has been reached in a conspiracy lawsuit brought by a man whose conviction of a 2002 murder of Johnsburg teen was overturned by an ...

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 ...

"The Addams Family"  Northwest Herald

7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, Johnsburg High School, 2002 W. Ringwood Road, Johnsburg.

PHOTOS: Harvard vs. Johnsburg boys soccer  Northwest Herald

Harvard at Johnsburg boys soccer on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

McHenry man bowls consecutive perfect games in Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A perfect game isn't an easy feat to accomplish, even for professional bowlers. With one being so hard as it is, many have failed to duplicate the ...

Massage Envy Spa to open in Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A Massage Envy Spa will open Nov. 11 in the Shops at Fox River in Johnsburg. The spa, which offers therapeutic massage and spa services to ...

Report: 32 percent of 2015 Prairie Ridge High School graduates in Illinois community colleges had to take remedial classes  McHenry Times

In a year when 98 percent of Prairie Ridge High School seniors graduated on time, 32 percent of those who attended Illinois community colleges had to enroll in ...

Big Fran's Boardwalk Gaming brings new gaming experience to Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Fritz Larsen, owner of Halftime Bar and Grill in Johnsburg, recently opened a new business just down the road from his sports bar. The new ...

After Johnsburg murder conviction overturned, Mario Casciaro plans his future as free man  Northwest Herald

DOWNERS GROVE – Mario Casciaro said he was sitting in a concrete box when his family called to tell him the ruling in a murder case he was convicted in had ...

Fahey keeping faith | Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman puts total trust in third-year coach, who is tasked with rehabilitating a program that hasn't posted a winning season since ...

Live stream of Johnsburg foster home for cats goes viral (with video)  Northwest Herald

Kitten Academy Live Stream on YouTube showcases felines up for adoption.

Johnsburg police officer charged with lying about military record  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg police officer has been indicted on multiple felonies that he lied to several police departments about his military record.

Like it or not, more roundabouts are coming  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Navigating roundabouts soon will be routine for some McHenry County motorists, because, like it or not, they're gaining a foothold here as their ...

Val's grocery closes doors  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Sal DeMarco came from Italy to McHenry County and opened a supermarket with his brother in Johnsburg in 1991.

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 ...

Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, Johnsburg grad, keeps family and hometown close  Northwest Herald

As Gary Fiedorowicz can best remember, his son C.J. was 3 when he provided a preview of his extraordinary physical skills.

Hundreds of Chicago Area Schools Cancel Classes, Announce Delayed Opening  NBC Chicago

Classes are canceled or delayed at several suburban schools Monday amid dangerously cold temperatures and wind chills are expected to plummet to near 30 ...

Ex-J'burg coach pleads guilty to sex abuse of teen  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A former basketball coach who has since become a convicted sex offender abruptly resigned in 2008 from District 12 as questions about ...

Bob Switzer, of Crystal Lake-based Switzer Craft boat company, dies at age 85  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Robert “Bob” Switzer will be remembered as “forever young” by family members, in part because of his “adventurous, entrepreneurial spirit.”.

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