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DUI trial delayed for Richmond-Burton High School dean  Northwest Herald

The attorney representing Richmond-Burton High School's dean of students hopes to avoid a trial on the District 157 employee's felony aggravated driving under ...

Richmond-Burton High School shines in state rankings  Northwest Herald

Richmond-Burton Community High School has been ranked 47 out of 670 Illinois high schools, according to a U.S. News and World Report list of the best high ...

Some McHenry County schools cancel activities due to ice storm warning  Northwest Herald

An ice storm warning will take effect starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday and ending at 6 a.m. Wednesday for McHenry and several other northern Illinois counties, ...

Richmond-Burton's Kristi Martin transitioning from dean to athletic director  Northwest Herald

In 20 years as a school administrator, Kristi Martin came to love seeing students outside the traditional classroom setting, doing the things they enjoyed most.

McHenry County schools announce closures Monday  Northwest Herald

The following McHenry County school districts announced they will be closed Monday because of dangerous weather conditions.

Richmond-Burton High School retains former AD, football coach Elder as dean  Northwest Herald

Former Richmond-Burton athletic director and football coach Pat Elder will remain with School District 157 as the dean of students next year.

Former Richmond-Burton athletic director gets December trial date  Northwest Herald

Richmond-Burton High School's former athletic director and football coach, Patrick Elder, could go before a jury in December on a felony charge of driving under ...

Richmond-Burton School District 157 Board won't renew Pat Elder's contract  Northwest Herald

The Richmond-Burton High School District 157 Board will not renew Pat Elder's contract after he was charged in the summer in connection with an aggravated ...

High school football: Rockets getting to know their new coach as Mike Noll takes over at Richmond-Burton  Northwest Herald

Players take to former McHenry, Glenbrook South coach Noll.

Richmond-Burton District 157 to pay Patrick Elder $90092 in role as dean  Northwest Herald

Richmond-Burton School District 157 will pay Patrick Elder $90,092 for his new role as dean of students. Elder, the district's former athletic director and football ...

Preliminary budget for Richmond-Burton School District 157 balanced  Northwest Herald

Early estimates indicate that Richmond-Burton High School District 157's fiscal 2019 budget will be balanced, according to data presented during Wednesday's ...

Richmond-Burton D157 board to consider not renewing Pat Elder's positions  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Richmond-Burton Community High School District 157 will meet Wednesday night to consider Pat Elder's contract. Elder has served as the high ...

High school sports roundup for Monday, Dec. 17  Northwest Herald

Marengo senior Marissa Knobloch notched school records with 40 points and 10 3-pointers as the Indians defeated Hoffman Estates, 84-45, in their Pool B ...

Richmond-Burton AD Patrick Elder faces felony charge because of previous DUI convictions  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Richmond-Burton Community High School athletic director Patrick Elder now faces a felony drunken driving charge based on prior convictions.

Styf: On downtown McHenry, Richmond-Burton's new dean and Prairie Ridge baseball  Northwest Herald

Quilt shop. Butcher shop. Book store. White Castle. Chuck E. Cheese. Strip club.

Richmond-Burton, Nippersink school districts select new superintendent  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Richmond-Burton Community High School District 157 and Nippersink School District 2 announced that the school boards have selected a new ...

McHenry County school spending per student differs by thousands  Northwest Herald

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to indicated that instructional spending is included in a school's operational expenditures. McHenry County's 18 ...

High school football: Richmond-Burton knocks off Johnsburg  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Seven yards, seven points and 13 seconds were all that separated Johnsburg from overtime at Richmond-Burton on Friday night.

High school football: Richmond-Burton RB Jesse Hill-Male returns from ACL injury  Northwest Herald

In a way, it seems to run in the family. Jesse Hill-Male's older brother, Jake, tore an ACL years ago playing soccer. Their father, Jonathan, tore an ACL once and ...

Following DUI charge, suburban high school football coach sidelined for season  Chicago Tribune

Richmond-Burton High School football coach Patrick Elder won't be on the sideline this season after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, ...

Fire causes $150K in damage at Cubby Hole Cafe in Richmond  Northwest Herald

The Cubby Hole Cafe, 10713 Main St., Richmond, sustained about $150,000 in damage after a fire Saturday night, according to a news release from the ...

Developer sues Richmond for $2M, claims officials want his property  Northwest Herald

Developer claims Richmond officials want his property for themselves.

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

McHenry County is poised to see several contested races in the consolidated election in April. Those running for school boards had to turn in their petitions to ...

Semitrailer crash in Richmond causes downed telephone pole, spilled fuel  Northwest Herald

A crash in Richmond involving a semitrailer and SUV left a telephone pole snapped in half, authorities said.

State high jump champ honored in Wauconda  Chicago Daily Herald

State high jump champion Grace Daun was honored by the Wauconda village board on Tuesday for her trailblazing accomplishment.

Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads looks to expand with 2 McHenry County locations  Northwest Herald

Lucky Girl Brewing Crossroads owners Jerry McCoy and Jeff Wescott have their eyes set on McHenry County as their business rapidly expands. The company ...

Richmond police seek suspect in roadside fight  Northwest Herald

Richmond police are looking for a man involved in a fight with a woman he offered a ride to in his SUV.

Solar farm proposed near nature preserve in Richmond Township  Northwest Herald

A commercial use permit to install a solar farm on a 20-acre site at the intersection of Route 31 and West Solon Road in Richmond Township will be considered ...

Man pleads guilty to attempted murder in connection with Richmond attack  Northwest Herald

A 33-year-old man pleaded guilty Thursday to attacking two people with a knife at a child's birthday party last year.

High school football: Marengo runs past Richmond-Burton  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Less than two minutes into Saturday afternoon's game, it was easy to tell that Marengo's offense was coming together.

McHenry County school districts collectively pay millions in superintendent salaries, plus benefits  Northwest Herald

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

Judge maintains decision to dismiss man's lawsuit against Richmond  Northwest Herald

A Texas developer trying to sue the village of Richmond for $2 million was not in court Wednesday to defend his case. McHenry County Judge Michael Chmiel ...

Services on hold at Richmond therapeutic animal farm after break-in  Northwest Herald

Programs at a Richmond farm that offers animal-assisted services and therapeutic horseback riding have been canceled until at least Tuesday after the ...

2017 Illinois Report Card data show most McHenry County districts making the grade  Northwest Herald

Some McHenry County public school students are performing far better than their peers statewide while other local school districts struggle to improve test ...

Wonder Lake man who was driver in 1995 fatal crash sentenced on separate DUI convictions  Northwest Herald

A man convicted of killing his best friend in a 1995 drunken driving crash was sentenced to prison Monday on a separate charge of driving under the influence.

Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge to meet in Richmond  Northwest Herald

Openlands President and CEO Jerry Adelmann will be the featured speaker at the Friends of Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge annual meeting Nov.

Red's Steak & BBQ in Richmond hosting blues festival to benefit house fire victims  Northwest Herald

Red's Steak & BBQ will host a blues festival to benefit Albert and Hollyann Witt – the Pistakee Highlands couple who lost their home in a fire last month. The sixth ...

MCC student takes 1st in anti-tobacco contest  Northwest Herald

World No Tobacco Day was Thursday. The McHenry County Department of Health marked the occasion by recognizing Jasmin Vilchis, a student at McHenry ...

Richmond American Legion Paul C. Hoffman Post 253 honors veterans with new plaque  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – The Richmond American Legion Paul C. Hoffman Post 253 honored veterans and *service* members who graduated from Richmond-Burton ...

Johnsburg man pleads guilty in fatal DUI crash  Northwest Herald

A 47-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony charge of aggravated driving under the influence stemming from a 2016 crash that killed a Richmond ...

Unincorporated Richmond crash kills Vernon Hills man, injures Woodstock man  Northwest Herald

A crash Wednesday morning in unincorporated Richmond killed a Vernon Hills man and injured a Woodstock man, officials said.

High school football: Johnsburg rolls past Richmond-Burton  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND - Johnsburg's defense got things started with a forced fumble and recovery on the second play from scrimmage, then the Skyhawks' offense ...

Golf ball-sized hail pelts Richmond, Hebron during Wednesday storm  Northwest Herald

Residents in northern McHenry County experienced damage from hail Wednesday. Golf ball-sized pieces of hail pelleted the Richmond and Hebron area ...

Friends start GoFundMe for Richmond Township firefighter ill with unknown infection  Northwest Herald

What began as a seemingly benign ear infection snowballed into weeks of unpaid time off and piles of medical bills for Richmond Township Fire Capt.

High school wrestling: Harvard wins pair, undefeated in BNC East  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Harvard defeated Richmond-Burton, 69-10, and Genoa-Kingston, 65-13, on Thursday to remain undefeated in the Big Northern Conference East ...

FBI investigating Richmond bank robbery  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A man robbed a bank Friday morning in Richmond, according to information from the FBI.

Driver charged with DUI in crash that killed Richmond motorcyclist, 26  Chicago Tribune

A memorial *service* is planned for Thursday for a McHenry County man who died after his motorcycle collided with a car whose driver was under the influence of ...

Registered sex offender from Richmond faces new sex abuse charges  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A 41-year-old man already required to register as a sex offender was arrested this past weekend on new charges of sex abuse and allegations ...

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 Township Fire Protection District warns of thin ice  Northwest Herald

Even with temperatures dropping in McHenry County, caution needs to be taken around bodies of water, the McHenry Township Fire Protection District is ...

All-State Volleyball POY: Richmond-Burton's Ali Frantti  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

SPRING GROVE — Ali Frantti's volleyball recruitment followed a reverse pattern.The typical process begins with a college coach contacting a player — or the ...

FBI investigates Richmond bank robbery  Northwest Herald

The robbery occurred about 11:15 a.m. Friday at the McHenry Savings Bank branch, 10520 Main St., Richmond, FBI Special Agent Garrett Croon said in an ...

High school wrestling: Team preview capsules  Northwest Herald

Cary-Grove. Coach: Mike Buhr (1st season). Last season: 8-15 overall, 2-4 FVC Valley. Top returners: Jon Cullen, sr., 138; Sean Cullen, sr., 132.

Richmond-Burton's Patrick Gasienica jumps at Norge Ski Club's International Winter Tournament  Northwest Herald

When Patrick Gasienica is gearing up for a jump, he doesn't hear anything. In the air, he doesn't think much of anything.

New Athletic Director Joins Woodstock North  Woodstock Independent

A former athletic director from Western Illinois has been hired as the new athletic director for Woodstock North High School. The Woodstock School District 200 ...

Man charged with Richmond drug-induced homicide  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Police charged a man with a drug-induced homicide. Joseph A. Williams, 28, is in the McHenry County Jail on $10,000 bond, after police alleged ...

Des Plaines man sentenced to 9 years 'terrorized' then-wife, judge says  Northwest Herald

A Des Plaines man who a judge said “terrorized his estranged wife” received a nine-year prison sentence for hiding behind a Richmond barn and attacking his ...

New restaurant open in Richmond historic district  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A team of local entrepreneurs are trying to bring an urban, edgy feel to the village of yesteryear with a new burgers and brats restaurant and bar in ...

High school coaching: Finding time for family takes work  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – The yellow school bus rolls out of the parking lot at Richmond-Burton High School at 5:30 p.m. and sets off on a 37-mile, 55-minute journey.

Controlled burn scheduled at Three Oaks Recreation Area in Crystal Lake  Northwest Herald

The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department will conduct a controlled burn Thursday afternoon at Three Oaks Recreation Area.

High school football: Juniors preparing for busy recruiting season ahead  Northwest Herald

Olalere Oladipo could see the pride when he looked at former Illinois coach Bill Cubit on his recent Junior Day visit to the Illini.

Two antique cars, garage destroyed in fire  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Two fully restored antique cars, two more vehicles and a garage and its contents were considered total losses after a Saturday morning fire in ...

Richmond house fire starts near hot tub, causes $15000 in damage  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Richmond firefighters quickly extinguished a blaze Saturday morning that started near an outdoor hot tub and spread to the home's siding.

First students back to school: McHenry East High School seniors start year with sun, selfies  Northwest Herald

McHENRY – A group of McHenry East High School seniors gathered on the edge of the Fox River for a selfie with the sun.

63-year-old Richmond woman charged after police find 84 bags of heroin in home  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A 63-year-old Richmond woman was charged Wednesday with multiple drug-related offenses, including possession of 84 bags of heroin.

Three taken to hospitals after head-on Richmond crash  Northwest Herald

SPRING GROVE – Three people were taken to area hospitals after a crash Wednesday.

Kiddy Korner Thrift owner terminates lease in Richmond, claims building was 'unsuitable'  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Kiddy Korner Thrift owner Judy Nelson has terminated her lease in Richmond after claims that her lease agreement was violated by the building's ...

New felony charges filed against alleged drunken driver  Northwest Herald

A 48-year-old Johnsburg man faces added felony charges stemming from a March crash that landed him and a woman in the hospital.

Driver seriously injured after 2-vehicle crash on Route 12 in Richmond  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A male driver was seriously injured after his sedan collided with a pickup truck Wednesday morning on Route 12 in Richmond, a fire official said.

Judson University senior from Crystal Lake wins annual Shark Tank competition  Northwest Herald

Judson University's fifth Judson Shark Tank event Nov. 15 was packed with a variety of music and ideas. Emceed by Jen Dotson, a senior communications major ...

Celtics rout struggling Bulls after slow start  Northwest Herald

BOSTON – The Celtics returned from a dreadful road trip with a resounding rout.

Vatican letter undermines U.S. cardinal on abuse  Northwest Herald

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican blocked U.S. bishops from taking measures to address the clergy sex abuse scandal because U.S. church leaders didn't discuss ...

Richmond business owner in critical condition after Christmas morning attack  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – More than $16,000 has been raised for a Richmond businessman who is in critical condition after being attacked Christmas morning. Twin Lakes ...

Richmond senior apartment complex plans to start construction in spring  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Plans for a $6 million, 22,000-square-foot senior apartment complex in the village are underway, and construction could start this spring, Lindsey ...

Family dog killed in Richmond house fire at Hazelridge Acres Dairy Goats farm  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A house fire Thursday at Hazelridge Acres Dairy Goats farm killed a family dog and sent a cat suffering from smoke inhalation to the Fox Lake ...

Wonder Lake man dies after 3-vehicle crash in Richmond  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A 28-year-old Wonder Lake man was killed on the morning of July 28 in a three-vehicle crash during rush hour on Route 12 near Richmond.

Main Stay Therapeutic Farm prepares for new facility in Richmond  Northwest Herald

Nonprofit's therapeutic horseback riding, other programs help adults, kids with special needs.

Former Richmond, Hebron police officer charged with misconduct  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A former nine-year veteran of the Hebron Police Department has been charged with official misconduct, possession of a stolen firearm and ...

Fox Valley area schools get state funding to improve security  Chicago Daily Herald

Several Fox Valley area school districts and colleges will be beefing up campus security with federal funding released in the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at ...

Richmond businessman recovering from Christmas morning attack, traumatic brain injury  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – More than four months after he was attacked in his Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, home on Christmas morning, Richmond businessman Tom Eppers is ...

Teen driver flown from Richmond crash with dump truck  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A 19-year-old woman was airlifted from a crash in Richmond after a dump truck collided with her car Friday, police said.

Von Bruenchenhein to take over as U High head football coach  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Trevor Von Bruenchenhein displayed plenty of youthful exuberance Monday after being promoted to head coach of the University High School ...

Steer that almost froze to death being shown at McHenry County Fair  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Attendees of the 2016 McHenry County Fair will be able to see a steer Thursday that nearly froze to death as a baby but was saved by a family ...

Teenage driver crashes into tree in Richmond; 3 girls taken to hospital  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – Three teenage girls were “lucky” to walk away with only minor injuries after the truck they were riding in crashed into a tree Monday morning in ...

Services Scheduled for Cary Woman Killed by Metra Train

Crystal Lake-Cary, IL - Visitation and funeral services will be held Thursday and Friday for 35-year-old Jill Turskey, who was hit and killed Nov. 3, by a Metra train ...

McHenry County companies see money in muddy obstacle races  Northwest Herald

Muscle-searing. Sweat-rousing. Mud-drenching. Sound like fun? To a growing number of fitness die-hards, indeed it does. And for the coordinators and host ...

Former prospect Torreyes returning to Wrigley Field  Northwest Herald

NEW YORK – Infielder Ronald Torreyes was traded from the New York Yankees to the Cubs for a player to be named or $2.

Superintendents seeking right fit leads to high turnover  Northwest Herald

During the next month, Bhavna Sharma-Lewis and Jill Gildea will be working together closely to bring Sharma-Lewis up to speed on initiatives and equipment ...

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, ...

Hub Arkush: Chicago Bears' Mithch Trubisky will be spectator Sunday  Northwest Herald

CHICAGO – So here is my completely unofficial, to be believed but not trusted report on the status of Mitch Trubisky for the Bears' game Sunday at MetLife ...

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise  Northwest Herald

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – The U.S. Senate approved a compromise policy Wednesday on dumping ship ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, ...

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 ...

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.

Johnsburg businessman pays it back through True Mentors  Northwest Herald

JOHNSBURG – Johnsburg resident Gary Rabine never would've gotten where he is in business if it wasn't for the help and guidance of many mentors along the ...

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.

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 ...

ISU sees improved QB depth behind Brown  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Illinois State offensive coordinator Luke Huard called plays with his fingers crossed last season.

McHenry soph Sean Fischler | Video  Northwest Herald

Fischler took third at 145 lbs at the 3A Dundee-Crown Regional to qualify for the Barrington Sectional.

One 'cool' companion  Northwest Herald

WOODSTOCK – Sarah Pagel soon will have a new best friend. The shy 17-year-old girl will receive a *service* dog through a donation from Canine Assistants, ...

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