Jordan J. Wilson, Northwest Herald

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Past articles by Jordan:

Crystal Lake police: ‘Accidental drowning’ killed Carpentersville man found in retention pond

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police found no evidence of foul play in the death of a Carpentersville man whose body was found in a Crystal Lake retention pond. → Read More

New Illinois law proposed by McHenry County coalition makes opioid disposal easier for law enforcement

A McHenry County-based bill recently signed into law allows law enforcement to destroy unused prescription drugs, making it easier to dispose of opioids. → Read More

Smoky haze from Canadian wildfire covers parts of McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Smoke from forest fires in Canada created quite a stir Thursday when it settled across northern Illinois. → Read More

4 generations celebrate 40 years of Raymond’s Bowl & Entertainment Center in Johnsburg

JOHNSBURG – Steve Kuna was 9 years old when his father, Ray Kuna, first took over what decades later would be known as a multigenerational, family-owned bowling alley in Johnsburg. → Read More

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin commends Marengo-based forklift manufacturer for investing in American workers

MARENGO – The state of Illinois can offer an outstanding workforce in manufacturing that can help boost the nation to the top of the global economy, said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois. → Read More

Adult mosquito population forces Crystal Lake to spray for 4th time this summer

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city again take will measures to control and reduce the adult mosquito population as a rain-filled summer nears its end. → Read More

Fishing tournament to commemorate Lake in the Hills man killed in crash

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Dawn Kincaid always circles back to one clear memory of her son, Connor – when she found him standing in the kitchen early one morning wearing a fisherman’s vest. None of his three siblings were dressed yet, but 6-year-old Connor wanted to fish. → Read More

See volunteers create a memorial garden for a 22-year-old Lake in the Hills man

There will also be a fishing tournament in honor of the man, who was killed in a crash last year → Read More

Crystal Lake Park District board examines multimillion-dollar development at Sunset Meadows Park

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is examining preliminary plans for a possible multimillion-dollar development on a large portion of Sunset Meadows Park, which includes a community center. → Read More

Woodstock officials, business owners rave about Benton Street outdoor dining area

WOODSTOCK – As summer winds down, Woodstock city officials and business owners are celebrating the reception of the city’s new outdoor dining boardwalk along Benton Street. → Read More

Lakewood asks residents to join stormwater task force to help find viable flooding solutions

LAKEWOOD – Village officials are seeking qualified residents to assist in finding solutions for sewer and stormwater flooding in Lakewood. → Read More

New McHenry Township trustees apply pressure for possible consolidation

JOHNSBURG – One newly elected McHenry Township trustee remains set on examining the effect of township consolidation. → Read More

Crystal Lake foreign fire insurance board, firefighters union sue city officials

CRYSTAL LAKE – The firefighters union is taking the city to court for nixing a tax fund firefighters tried to use to buy items ranging from Fitbits to coffee beans. → Read More

Aunt of Crystal Lake fatal shooting victims: 'This has rocked our world'

CRYSTAL LAKE – The aunt of the two women who were fatally shot Thursday night in Crystal Lake said the good memories are difficult to find when she thinks about her nieces. → Read More

Harvard police release more details on McDonald's robbery suspect

HARVARD – Harvard police have released more information on a man who police said threatened a McDonald's employee with a hammer and demanded cash last week. → Read More

Kojak's to open at a larger location in Cary by the end of September

CARY – Kojak’s is set to move into its new and larger location within Cary by the last week of September. → Read More

Crystal Lake City Council votes to halt foreign fire insurance tax because of disagreements over appropriate spending

Council irked by requests for spending on coffee beans, duffel bags → Read More

Richmond-Burton athletic director, football coach could face more serious DUI charge

SPRING GROVE — Richmond-Burton High School Athletic Director Patrick Elder could face a felony driving under the influence charge, as prosecutors say they are looking into court records that show he was convicted twice of DUI in the 1990s. → Read More

Woodstock defense lawyer Ray Flavin announces run for circuit judge

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock defense lawyer Ray Flavin will challenge sitting Judge Robert Wilbrandt and McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan for circuit court judge. → Read More

Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner Andrew Gasser preaches unity despite $21,000 in legal fees, ongoing disputes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Ask Andrew Gasser, and the Algonquin Township Highway Department is coming together nicely after a controversial start to his first months in office as highway commissioner. → Read More