Mawa Iqbal, Northwest Herald

Mawa Iqbal

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Past articles by Mawa:

Report: Summer meal programs in McHenry County 'underutilized'

Low participation caused the free summer meals program in Harvard School District 50 to stop early – but that doesn’t mean students aren’t in need of food when school’s out, local officials said. → Read More

Chapel Hill Road bridge reopens in Johnsburg

The Chapel Hill Road bridge over the Fox River is open to traffic a week before its planned opening date. → Read More

Chapel Hill Bridge reopens ahead of schedule

The Chapel Hill Bridge over the Fox River is open to traffic, a week before its planned opening date. → Read More

Fundraiser at The Breakers to benefit Johnsburg boy with cancer

When Chris Winters looked at his son's CT scan, it seemed like a bad dream. → Read More

Fundraiser at The Breakers to benefit Crystal Lake boy with cancer

When Chris Winters of McHenry looked at his son’s CT scan, it seemed like a bad dream. → Read More

Event to benefit cancer patient

When Chris Winters of McHenry looked at his son's CT scan, it seemed like a bad dream. → Read More

Common source of exposure discovered in McHenry County Legionnaires' cases

6 of 12 people connected to area near Walkup, Route 176 intersection → Read More

Richmond-Burton shines in rankings

School ranked 47th in state, per U.S. News and World report list → Read More

Richmond-Burton High School shines in state rankings

Area school ranked 47th in state on U.S. News and World Report list → Read More

9 McHenry County residents diagnosed with Legionnaire's Disease

Residents were diagnosed between June 7 and July 1, according to health department → Read More

Fox River Grove wants to acquire 10 downtown properties to spur development

The village of Fox River Grove is continuing its pursuit of a downtown redevelopment project – and is meeting resistance from at least one business owner. → Read More

After multiple rejections, Cary author pens 3 novels in less than 3 years

“Why am I even writing this?” he wondered to himself. → Read More

Richardson corn maze in Spring Grove to have Illinois bicentennial theme

In celebration of Illinois’ bicentennial, the Richardson family is tailoring the theme of this year’s corn maze to landmarks that represent the Prairie State. → Read More

Fire destroys garage, RV in Cary

Lt. Michael Douglass and his fellow Cary Fire Protection District staff could see plumes of thick, gray smoke rising into the cloudless sky Monday morning as they were leaving their station to respond to a structure fire three miles away. It was 10:48 a.m. when the fire department arrived in the 28900 block of West Rustic Court where an RV was engulfed in flames. The fire spread to the shed and… → Read More

Fox River Grove trustees to discuss Bettendorf Castle

Special use permit for property will be discussed at next Committee of the Whole → Read More

Mexican restaurants in Crystal Lake, Woodstock take over old Pizza Hut buildings

The two restaurants look familiar enough on the outside – the uniform, trapezoidal windows that line the perimeter of the building, the red brick siding and, of course, the trademark Pizza Hut cap on top. → Read More

Cary School District 26's Maplewood property up for sale again

The Cary School District 26 Board is putting the old Maplewood School property up for sale for the fourth time. → Read More

6 McHenry County students chosen as Golden Apple Scholars

Amy Saldivar-Castaneda’s passion for teaching started young. When she was 10 years old, Saldivar-Castaneda said other students in her fifth-grade class couldn’t wait to get out of class to go to lunch and recess. She, however, would stay behind to help assist a teacher’s kindergarten class. Saldivar-Castaneda remembers being paired with a student who was unwilling to do his work, interact with… → Read More

Fox River Grove zoning board split on allowing tours at Bettendorf Castle

The Fox River Grove Zoning Board of Appeals voted, 3-3, Wednesday night in its recommendation to grant the owner of Bettendorf Castle a special use permit for tours. → Read More

NISRA members learn to water ski on Wonder Lake

Wonder Lake team teaches sport to those with special needs → Read More