Jerry Fitzpatrick, Daily Herald

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Past articles by Jerry:

Wrong-way driver killed in Crystal Lake crash

A wrong-way driver died at the scene in Crystal Lake Sunday afternoon after causing a five-car crash that sent three to the hospital. → Read More

15-year-old boy slain in Glenview

Glenview police are investigating the killing of a 15-year-old boy. According to a news release issued Thursday, Elias Valdez was found about 7 p.m. Wednesday lying in a grassy area on the 1200 block of Greenwood Road. He had suffered a puncture wound to the chest. → Read More

Renovation of Elgin's Memorial Field nearing completion

The $4.6 million Memorial Field makeover is nearing completion.The renovation project on the grounds of Elgin High School that began in late March recently marked a milestone with the installation of the new turf field. → Read More

IHSA has eyes on Phase 2 to return to play. What progress have other states made?

As Illinois high schools look to move into Phase 2 of the Illinois High School Association's Return to Play plan, we take a look at how surrounding states have been handling reopening. → Read More

Hate speech protocol added by Upstate Eight

The Upstate Eight Conference has added hate speech protocol for athletic events beginning in the 2020-21 school year. → Read More

Fox Valley Male Athlete of the Year: Batavia's Quinn Urwiler

Batavia's Quinn Urwiler is the Daily Herald's Fox Valley Male Athlete of the Year → Read More

Algonquin man sent to prison for home repair fraud, writing bad check

An Algonquin man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges of theft and deceptive practice. → Read More

Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. The ESHOF board has awarded $1,700 scholarships to 30 student athletes who either go to school in Elgin or live in Elgin and attend school elsewhere. → Read More

Overcoming Obstacles Award: Geneva's Jill Jackson

Nothing knocks the smile off the face of Geneva's Jill Jackson, the Daily Herald Prep Sports Excellence Overcoming Obstacles winner. → Read More

Jacobs' Trojanek headed to Florida for senior year

Jacobs two-way lineman George Trojanek is moving from Illinois to Florida for his senior season of football. → Read More

Top basketball players of the century: Boys No. 7, Johnny Moran of Jacobs

The Daily Herald is counting down the Top Ten boys and girls basketball players of the century in our coverage area. We continue today with No. 7 -- Johnny Moran of Jacobs and Maggie Fontana of Fremd → Read More

Dist. 54 virtual graduations posted on YouTube

Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54's virtual junior high school graduations were posted YouTube after the district's website crashed Wednesday evening. → Read More

Top Ten basketball players of the century: Boys No. 10, Armani Williams of Elgin

The Daily Herald is counting down the Top Ten boys and girls basketball players of the century in our coverage area. We begin today with No. 10 -- Armani Williams of Elgin and Lindsay Richards of Barrington. → Read More

Police at scene of shooting in Aurora

Aurora police are investigating a shooting near Oliver Avenue and South River Street. → Read More

St. Viator's Pittman chooses Iowa

St. Viator lineman Jeremiah Pittman has committed to play football at the University of Iowa. → Read More

Cook County Forest Preserve lot closures expanded, extended through Memorial Day

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County on Monday announced Memorial Day weekend parking lot closures at two additional sites and extended parking lot closures at six others through the holiday itself. → Read More

High school sports dynasties: Boys No. 8, Cary-Grove football

Editor's note: The Daily Herald is counting down the Top 10 boys and girls high school sports dynasties over the past 20 years, two at a time. We continue today at No. 8 with Cary-Grove football and Stevenson girls water polo. → Read More

Northwest Bible Baptist to resume services Sunday despite stay-at-home order

An Elgin-area church plans to reopen for services Sunday in defiance of a statewide stay-at-home order and restrictions on large gatherings. → Read More

High school sports dynasties: Boys No. 9, West Aurora basketball

The West Aurora boys basketball program opened this century by winning a state title. Two decades of consistent, winning basketball followed. → Read More

Water polo: Cancellation of season that had begun a bitter pill to swallow

Everybody out of the pool. That was the edict to water polo teams from the Illinois High School Association on March 12, when all spring sports were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More