Katie Dahlstrom, Northwest Herald

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Past articles by Katie:

Fundraiser started for McHenry woman injured in motorcycle crash that killed her husband

McHENRY – A month after she was severely injured in a McHenry-area crash that killed her husband, Kaylan Riemann is slowly recovering, said friends and family trying to raise money to help cover her mounting medical bills. → Read More

SUV crashes through Crystal Lake flower shop, injuring employee

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Toyota Highlander burst through the glass front of Countryside Flower Shop, Nursery and Garden Center on Wednesday, injuring a longtime employee. → Read More

Cary firefighters cut man from car after he crashes into boulder

CARY – Firefighters on Tuesday used the jaws of life to cut a man from a car near Cary after he struck a boulder at the end of a curve. → Read More

McHenry County police: Don't leave children, pets or the elderly in hot cars

WOODSTOCK – As temperatures rise, local police are warning residents never to leave pets, children and the elderly unattended in vehicles. → Read More

Renewed Illinois emissions testing causes hours-long backup in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A line of 150 vehicles snaked through a Crystal Lake parking lot Tuesday as some drivers waited for more than two hours for an emission test that is once again required for receiving a new license plate sticker from the state. → Read More

Pioneer Center for Human Services puts McHenry, Woodstock locations on market

McHENRY – For sale signs will be going up in front of two of Pioneer Center for Human Services buildings next week. → Read More

Lake in the Hills Vietnam veteran creates mobile tribute to fallen Marines

WOODSTOCK – Ted Biever couldn’t get the seven men who died while fighting in Vietnam off his mind. → Read More

McHenry County Sheriff's police get first new uniforms in at least 40 years

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff’s officers are ditching their vintage look. → Read More

McHenry County champ now competing in Scripps National Spelling Bee

CARY – Cary Junior High School student Ved Patel is trying to spell his way to a national title. → Read More

McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spellers." → Read More

Thunderstorms in McHenry County forecast through Saturday

McHenry County residents might need to keep their umbrellas handy through Saturday, based on the forecast from the National Weather Service. → Read More

Wisconsin woman charged with DUI in McHenry crash that killed Woodstock mother

WOODSTOCK – A Twin Lakes, Wisconsin woman was under the influence of heroin when she caused a crash that left a Woodstock mother dead, authorities allege in new criminal charges filed against her. → Read More

Tennessee man accused of firing gun during Crystal Lake dispute

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 23-year-old Tennessee man is being held in McHenry County Jail without bond after police said he fired several shots Monday during an argument with a family member. → Read More

Woodstock mother dies after McHenry motorcycle crash

WOODSTOCK – Before the McHenry crash that ultimately claimed her life, Amy Thornton had been on an excursion with her husband of nearly 19 years discussing college plans for their son who was about to graduate from Woodstock North High School. → Read More

TSA, American Airlines sending help for O'Hare airport security lines

In the wake of excessive lines at security checkpoints that have caused frustration and missed flights for hundreds of passengers, the Transportation Security Administration, airline and travel officials are making moves to cut down on long lines. → Read More

Carpentersville firefighters rescue dogs from house fire

CARPENTERSVILLE – Firefighters rescued three dogs from a house that was left uninhabitable after a fire Monday. → Read More

Carpentersville to host Slide the City this summer

CARPENTERSVILLE – An event that made a splash in Algonquin last year is sliding to the nearby town of Carpentersville for its second summer appearance. → Read More

Harvard's heroin recovery radio show to simulcast on Fox Chicago website

HARVARD – A local radio program focused on drug addiction and recovery will be simulcast on Fox32Chicago.com Monday as part of the station’s ongoing coverage of the heroin epidemic. → Read More

Surge of scam calls hit McHenry County households

Authorities are warning residents of phone scammers impersonating the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois State Police after seeing a surge in complaints in the past week. → Read More

Lake in the Hills fire destroys vehicles outside used car business (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Fire officials are investigating a fire that tore through four cars Wednesday morning outside a used car shop in Lake in the Hills. → Read More