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Past articles by Sym:

Milk Days Queen Coronation set for Saturday

The 2020 Harvard Milk Days Queen Coronation and Scholarship presentation will be done virtually this year, because of COVID-19. → Read More

WernerCo receives LED lighting upgrade

WernerCo in Crystal Lake enlisted Fairbanks Energy Services to upgrade to LED lighting at the 500,000-square foot manufacturing facility. → Read More

Pedestrian flown to Advocate Condell after being struck by vehicle in McHenry

A pedestrian was taken to the hospital after being hit by a vehicle in the 800 block of North Front Street in McHenry on Saturday evening. → Read More

1776 receives Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator

1776 Restaurant won the Award of Excellence in Wine Spectator’s 2020 Restaurant Awards for its wine program. → Read More

Home of the Sparrow hosting COVID Relief Auction

Home of the Sparrow, an organization that is meant to help homeless women and children, is facing the financial struggles that COVID-19 has created. This organization has had to change existing fund raisers and create new ones to help raise money. → Read More

Marengo High School plans controversial $3.3M bond to fund building repairs, upgrades

Former school board member says taxpayers should have a say, public hearing planned for June 29 → Read More

Underwood hosts discussion on rural broadband accessibility

The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people change their work and school arrangements, working from home or starting online learning. → Read More

McHenry County College announces scholarship recipients

McHenry County College announced the recipients of three of its high-impact scholarships: the Presidential Scholarship, 2020 Board of Trustees Scholarship, and the Founding Faculty Scholarship. → Read More

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County hires 4 new interns

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County has hired four summer interns: Martin Hurst, Katie Evans, Jacob Karkowski and Isabel Bernardi. → Read More

Environmental Defenders hires four interns

The Environmental Defenders in Woodstock announced their four summer interns: Martin Hurst, Katie Evans, Jacob Karkowski and Isabel Bernardi. → Read More

35th annual Fight For Air Ride goes virtual

The American Lung Association in Greater Chicago is taking the 35th annual Fight For Air Ride virtual, in support of lung health and the COVID-19 action initiative. → Read More

Fox River Grove man builds world's largest bubble net

Gordy Tobutt of Fox River Grove, also known as Glowby the Bubbler, broke the world record for the largest bubble net. → Read More

Video: Fox River Grove man breaks world record for largest bubble net

Gordy Tobutt also known as the Globy the Bubbler spoke with the Northwest Herald about his record breaking bubble net, what went in to making it, and how he got started in his career. → Read More

McHenry County Coroner IDs two dead in May 17 single-vehicle crash near Richmond

The McHenry County Coroner’s Office released the names of a 35-year-old man and 63-year-old female who died the night of May 17 in a single-vehicle crash at 7900 block of Tryon Grove Road in unincorporated Richmond, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. → Read More

Crystal Lake salon owner Paul Hyland discusses reopen his business

Paul Hyland of Paul Hyland Salon and Day Spa is ready to open as soon as it’s allowed to be. One of the many questions, however, is when and how much to order in terms of supplies and what the future of the business will look like as the state enters Phase 3 of reopening. → Read More

Lake in the Hills Police Department releases results of 18-day mobilization

The Lake in the Hills Police Department focused extra enforcement efforts to keep alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers off the roads from July 26 through Monday. → Read More

Rusty Nail Saloon re-opens two days after fire

The Rusty Nail Saloon, 4520 W. Ringwood Road, reopened Friday after having a kitchen fire on Wednesday due to the stove being left on with two pots of butter sitting on top. → Read More

Crystal Lake's Triple Berry Cafe fruition of chef's first solo endeavor

Argtim Shabani, 24, is opening his first restaurant, Triple Berry Cafe, located at 435 Angela Lane in Crystal Lake, at the end of the month. → Read More

Villages, IDOT debate whether section of Algonquin Road needs widening

Villages, IDOT work to solve capacity problem on 2-lane section → Read More

Fox River Grove man accused of sexually assaulting 2 minors

A Fox River Grove man accused of sexually assaulting two minors will be in court Thursday on felony charges. → Read More