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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 ...

State Rep. Steve Reick to host senior fair in Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

Seniors from the 63rd House District in McHenry County are invited to attend a free Senior Fair sponsored by state Rep. Steve Reick, R-Woodstock, on June 28.

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, ...

High school girls soccer: Johnsburg reloads after last year's run to state  Northwest Herald

If Johnsburg learned anything from last season's run to the IHSA Class 1A state semifinals, it's that things don't have to jell right away to have a successful ...

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 ...

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 ...

Johnsburg hearing on Utilities, Inc rate hike rescheduled for May  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Utilities, Inc. has rescheduled a hearing on its proposed rate increase.

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.

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 ...

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

JOHNSBURG – The first few minutes after halftime often sway the direction in which a game goes. In Richmond-Burton's case Friday, it took only 51 seconds.

Photos: Bulls' Bobby Portis at Johnsburg High  Northwest Herald

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

Hearing scheduled for proposed Johnsburg water rate hike  Northwest Herald

A public hearing on a proposed rate increase for Johnsburg water has been scheduled for April 11. Utility Services of Illinois announced a planned rate hike that ...

On Campus: Johnsburg's Lauren Rosengarden lands head job at Concordia  Northwest Herald

During her interview for the head women's basketball coaching job at Concordia University Chicago, Lauren Rosengarden was as ready as possible.

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.

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

Illinois women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey plots her path successfully.

Photos: Pictures of the Week from Sep 21 - 27  Northwest Herald

The week in photographs from the Northwest Herald, as seen by our photographers.

Johnsburg announces 1st class in athletic hall of fame  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg High School announced the first class in its athletic hall of fame this week. Plans for the Skyhawks' Athletic Hall of Fame began in 2015 with the ...

Ex-Johnsburg High staffer pleads guilty to sex abuse, battery against students  Chicago Tribune

A former assistant football coach and office clerk at Johnsburg High School pleaded guilty Friday to engaging in inappropriate contact with two underage ...

High school football: Q&A with Johnsburg QB Adam Jayko, player of the week  Northwest Herald

Jayko passed for 426 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-10 win over Richmond-Burton on Friday. Jayko completed 21 of his 28 pass attempts. He also made ...

PHOTOS: Johnsburg High School 2016 graduation  Northwest Herald

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

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. Damon H. Malone, 39, ...

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.

Benefit for Johnsburg High School grad injured in November crash set for Saturday  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A benefit is being held Saturday to help a Johnsburg High School graduate who was injured in a car wreck with an alleged drunken driver in ...

Live updates from Friday night football in McHenry County: Week 7  Northwest Herald

Looking for live updates from Friday night football games throughout McHenry County in Week 7? We've got you covered.

High school football: Johnsburg scores win over Marengo in Class 4A playoff opener  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg receiver Connor Bell took the quick pass on the left side and saw a line of blockers providing an alley toward the middle of the field.

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 ...

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

Joe Moore's remarkable senior football season just reached another level.

High school football: Johnsburg quarterback Riley Buchanan showing improvement  Northwest Herald

The last time Johnsburg played Richmond-Burton in football brought out the best in Skyhawks quarterback Riley Buchanan.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lake County HOF announces its Class of 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

The Lake County High School Sports Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2018.

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 ...

High school football: Johnsburg's Jayko ready to lead Class 4A state runner-up as first-year quarterback  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Adam Jayko showed off a flair for the dramatic last postseason at cornerback with four interceptions – including a pair of end zone picks in a ...

McHenry County school administrators recognized by Illinois Principals Association  Northwest Herald

Several McHenry County school administrators have been recognized by the Illinois Principals Association as the best leaders in the Kishwaukee Region.

Johnsburg School District 12 safe from financial difficulty certification after state review  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – A state financial review of Johnsburg School District 12 has found that the district has addressed certain deficit concerns, saving it from being ...

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.

Images: Burlington Central over Johnsburg, 77-56 in boys Class 3A sectional semifinal basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Burlington Central won 77-56 over Johnsburg in an IHSA Class 3A Woodstock North boys basketball sectional semifinal Tuesday, March 6.

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 ...

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.

High school volleyball: Richmond-Burton rallies to beat host Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – After failing to hold a lead over Johnsburg going into the second set, Richmond-Burton's volleyball team regrouped and eliminated the errors ...

McHenry County lights up – literally – during the holidays  Northwest Herald

Your complete guide to area Christmas activities and events.

'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.

Baseball: Round Lake comes up short vs. Johnsburg  Chicago Daily Herald

Johnsburg defeated Round Lake 4-1 in baseball action Thursday.

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 ...

McHenry County Transportation Committee met September 26.  McHenry Times

McHenry County Transportation Committee met Sept. 26. Here is the minutes provided by the committee: 1. CALL TO ORDER. Meeting called to order at: 8:15 ...

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

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

Johnsburg High mourns graduate killed in snowmobile accident  Chicago Daily Herald

Friends and classmates are mourning 17-year-old Mallori Papp. The Johnsburg High School graduate from Pistakee Highlands died in a snowmobiling accident ...

High school girls basketball: Team capsules  Northwest Herald

Coach: Rod Saffert (11th season). Last season's record: 12-17, 4-6 FVC Valley (tied for third). Top returners: Katie Sowa, jr., G-F, 6-0; Katie Demert, sr., G-F, 5-6; ...

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 ...

Changing Faces: McHenry County schools adapt to English-language learners  Northwest Herald

Demographic shifts over the last 14 years provide clues to what McHenry County is going to look like in the future. We should expect to be older and more ...

High school football: Johnsburg tops Oregon behind five Alex Peete touchdowns  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG - Anyone playing the Johnsburg Skyhawks this season are very familiar with the name Alex Peete.

'Is it on your bucket list to save a life?' Johnsburg grad to donate kidney to classmates' child  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Married not long after graduating from Johnsburg High School where they met, Ryan and Ashley Wagner's joy 10 years later over expanding ...

High school football: Q&A with Johnsburg's Adam Jayko, player of the week  Northwest Herald

Adam Jayko. Height: 6-foot-1. Weight: 185 pounds. Johnsburg's junior defensive back pulled down two interceptions in a 42-13 win over Genoa-Kingston. Jayko ...

McHenry County businesses deal with lack of customers, property damage amid Fox River flooding  Northwest Herald

Gary Johnson thought about the potential for flooding in 2014 when he opened Cabana's On The Chain Bar & Grille along Pistakee Lake in Johnsburg, but he ...

PHOTOS: Harvard vs. Johnsburg boys soccer  Northwest Herald

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

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.

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 ...

Fox Lake man sentenced to 26 years in 2002 Johnsburg murder  Chicago Daily Herald

A judge sentenced Mario Casciaro, who was convicted of a 2002 Johnsburg murder, to 26 years in prison on Thursday. Casciaro, 30, of Fox Lake, faced up to 60 ...

Students sign up for new sailing teams  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Treading water next to a turtled sailboat, three Johnsburg High School students grabbed the keel, using their weight to pull it onto its side and ...

High school boys soccer: Harvard beats Johnsburg in clash of KRC leaders  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – "Comebacks make good stories, people," Johnsburg boys soccer coach Rob Eastland yelled to his team as they took the field for the second ...

"The Addams Family"  Northwest Herald

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

McHenry County area last days of school  Northwest Herald

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

High school boys basketball: For Marengo, everything starts with Borhart at point guard  Northwest Herald

Two years ago, an impressive summer had Blaine Borhart poised to contribute at the varsity level a year ahead of schedule.

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 ...

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. For three of the past four years, ...

Attorney: Johnsburg 2002 murder case built on 'house of cards'  Chicago Daily Herald

A man convicted in one of McHenry County's most notorious murders appealed his case Monday, arguing that prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to ...

This year, it's adding up in Round Lake's favor By John Bumbales Jan 6, 2018 7  Chicago Daily Herald

Round Lake's wrestling team, fielding a full 14-man varsity lineup, went 3-0 in the triple dual it hosted Saturday.

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.

Geneva School District hires new administrators  Chicago Tribune

Geneva Community Unit School District 304 hired new administrators at Geneva High School and Geneva Middle School South.

PHOTOS: Richmond-Burton volleyball beats Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

Sarah Nader - Richmond-Burton's Sammy Duncan (center) celebrate a win during Wednesday's volleyball match against Johnsburg ...

McHenry County fans turn out for first high school football games of the season  Northwest Herald

CARY – The bleachers were packed Friday at Cary-Grove High School with fans who came to watch the first football game of the season against Prairie Ridge ...

High school girls volleyball: Richmond-Burton's Addie Halverson commits to Jacksonville State  Northwest Herald

Richmond-Burton senior outside hitter Addie Halverson received a free look when the coaching staff from Jacksonville State noticed the Sports Performance ...

Everyday Heroes 2016: Jerry Schillaci, McHenry Township Fire Protection District  Northwest Herald

Jerry Schillaci was working on the clinical hours he needed to be certified a paramedic when the organ donation case came up.

Crazy sandwiches a hit at Epic Deli  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – The Baddest – a Krispy Kreme doughnut with peanut butter, white chocolate, raspberry-infused marshmallow fluff, bananas and candied bacon ...

Mistrial in 2002 Johnsburg murder, retrial vowed  Chicago Daily Herald

After 12 hours of deliberation, a McHenry County jury Wednesday reached an impasse in the trial of Mario Casciaro, who was charged with first-degree murder ...

Celebrity stylist Sam Saboura started in the suburbs  Chicago Daily Herald

Sam Saboura says Johnsburg High School was "amazing training" for what he is today -- a celebrity stylist (with theater training, too) for stars ranging from ...

Schools Focus on Computer Science  U.S. News & World Report

High schools are capitalizing on a growing interest in the field.

4 people wrongly convicted share stories of survival  Chicago Daily Herald

Better police training, less immunity granted to witnesses, more prosecutor accountability and a larger pool of resources for the public defenders can help toward ...

Sopcic and Rigby  Northwest Herald

FREEPORT – Lauren Sopcic and David Rigby, both of Johnsburg, were married at 1 p.m. Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Freeport. Monsignor ...

On the record with ... Clay Guida  Northwest Herald

He once was a standout high school wrestler in his hometown of Johnsburg, but for the past six years, Clay Guida has become a fan favorite UFC fighter.

50 years in football for Bradshaw  Woodstock Independent

A half-century is a long time, but Woodstock High School assistant football coach Bob Bradshaw, who is in his 50th year of coaching, loves football. Specifically ...

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, ...

Poms teams compete for sectional title in Palatine  Chicago Daily Herald

Poms teams across the state took their activity to a new level on Saturday, when they participated in the first round of the state series in competitive dance, ...

Murder trial begins today with key evidence still missing: The body.  Chicago Tribune

There is no body, but there is blood, and there are witnesses to describe a possible motive and what allegedly happened. Now a jury will decide if that is enough ...

Humphreville and Van Every  Northwest Herald

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Vanessa Humphreville and Richard Van Every, both of North Liberty, Iowa.

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

The Illinois State Board of Education recently made public the results of the 2015 "5Essentials Survey," a compilation of responses from about 675,000 students ...

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