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Richmond-Burton High School District 157 candidates talk priorities, Patrick Elder  Northwest Herald

District 157 Board hopefuls discuss programming, Patrick Elder, more.

Richmond-Burton School District 157 Board to vote on superintendent contract  Northwest Herald

The Richmond-Burton School District 157 Board is set to vote on a superintendent contract at Wednesday's meeting in the Richmond-Burton High School library.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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

Candidates eye open seats in municipalities, school districts.

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

Developer claims Richmond officials want his property for themselves.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Early voting opens Monday at select locations in McHenry County  Northwest Herald

Early voting will begin Monday at select polling places.

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 ...

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.

Johnsburg man receives prison sentence for DUI in connection with fatal crash  Northwest Herald

Two years after a drunken driving crash claimed the life of a 26-year-old motorcyclist, a collection of ashes inside a cremation necklace is one of the few things ...

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 ...

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.

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

Lucky Girl planning Richmond, McHenry locations as part of expansion.

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, ...

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 ...

Our view: Thank you, to those who honored Deputy Jacob Keltner  Northwest Herald

Thumbs-up: To the thousands of residents, businesses, law enforcement officials and more who honored fallen McHenry County Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Keltner ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Cold, rain no match for Special Olympians' spirit in Lake Zurich  Chicago Daily Herald

Inclement weather forced the cancellation of field events at this year's Special Olympics Illinois Northeastern/Area 13 Spring Games, but despite the unrelenting ...

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

FBI investigating Richmond bank robbery  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

Richmond man dies in hospital after motorcycle crash  Northwest Herald

Johnsburg man accused of DUI; updated charges possible.

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 ...

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.

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

RICHMOND – More than $16000 has been raised for a Richmond businessman who is in critical condition after being attacked Christmas morning.

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.

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 ...

Johnsburg man charged with DUI after Richmond crash that left motorcyclist in critical condition  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – A 44-year-old Johnsburg man is accused of driving under the influence in connection with a crash Wednesday that left a 26-year-old man in ...

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.

2-vehicle crash in Richmond shuts down Route 12 Saturday morning  Northwest Herald

RICHMOND – An early-morning crash between two vehicles temporarily shut down Route 12 Saturday morning.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Welcome to McHenry County's 2017 Election Central  Northwest Herald

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

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 ...

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 ...

High school wrestling: State wrestling capsules  Northwest Herald

Thirty five local wrestlers qualified for the state finals tournament beginning Thursday in Champaign.

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

ISU sees improved QB depth behind Brown  Bloomington Pantagraph

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

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 ...

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