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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 Hall of Fame to induct new class Feb. 2  Northwest Herald

The Johnsburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its second class Feb. 2 when the Skyhawks host McHenry in a girls and boys basketball ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Photos: Bulls' Bobby Portis at Johnsburg High  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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: Johnsburg High School 2016 graduation  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Photos: Top sports photos of 2018  Northwest Herald

Take a look back on some of the top Northwest Herald sports photos from 2018.

MCC will induct 4 new Hall of Fame members Jan. 31  Northwest Herald

The McHenry County College Athletic Department will induct four new members to its Hall of Fame at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. The induction will take place between the ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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: 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.

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 ...

Imamges: Our faves: see our staff's best prep sports photos of 2018  Chicago Daily Herald

From Friday night football to Thursday afternoon water polo, our Daily Herald photo staff covers prep sports like no one else. Here are our favorite photos from ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Harvard vs. Johnsburg boys soccer  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Your complete guide to area Christmas activities and events.

'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 ...

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 ...

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 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.

"The Addams Family"  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

FULL LIST: Chicago area school closings  WGN TV Chicago

Find out if a weather emergency has closed your school, business or daycare center. The Emergency Closing Center lists the status of all reported ECC facilities.

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 ...

Grand jury returns murder indictment in Carrick case  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK - Brian Carrick's co-worker at a small grocery store was arrested today on charges allegeing that he murdered the 17-year-old Johnsburg boy ...

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.

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.

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, ...

Stage is set for Saturday's state dance championships  Chicago Daily Herald

Plenty of suburban high schools have made the finals of the IHSA state competitive dance championships, which will be held Saturday in Bloomington.

What's Closed Around Chicago  WBBM NewsRadio

The latest closings information in the Chicago area. Find out if a weather emergency has closed your school, business or daycare center.

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 featuring the best of boys and girls basketball ...

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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