Allison Goodrich, Northwest Herald

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Past articles by Allison:

Woodstock School District 200 pushing to up access to AP classes in pilot program

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock High School sophomore Vanessa Tapia found out one of her teachers recommended her for an Advanced Placement class, she felt a push she hadn’t felt before. → Read More

Algonquin-based School District 300 to push out 2 late start/early release models for review

ALGONQUIN – Two early-release/late-start options for Community Unit School District 300, both of which reduce the number of affected days to 10, will be taken to the community and staff for review in the district's attempt to change the schedule for next school year. → Read More

Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher of Crystal Lake knows what Memorial Day is all about. “It’s about Grandpa Burt,” she said matter-of-factly, sitting in a lawn chair on Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake awaiting the annual parade. “And the people who served in the Army.” Her parents, Nicole and Tom Fisher, said there were several veterans in their family, including the late “Grandpa Burt,”… → Read More

On the Record With ... Dundee-Crown grad and black belt Ethan Loh

ALGONQUIN – At only 18 years old, Ethan Loh already can call himself a master. → Read More

McHenry County organizations offering summer options for working parents

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Sage YMCA this year is offering a new program for parents who want their children to get the full summer experience. → Read More

2 Huntley High School juniors get perfect ACT score

HUNTLEY – Two Huntley High School juniors recently received some news that very few students across the country will get. → Read More

Marengo Riley School District 18 board authorizes debt certificates to add 7 classrooms

MARENGO – The Riley Community Consolidated School District 18 board gave a nod of approval Wednesday to issuing debt certificates, which the superintendent said will pay for a building project meant to eliminate two mobile classrooms. → Read More

Family celebrates 3-year-old’s ‘Heart Day’ 2 years after transplant

ALGONQUIN – Three-year-old Danielle Bockman spent Saturday afternoon twirling around in a pretty pink dress. → Read More

Most McHenry County schools would lose money under education funding bill

With more insight into the effects of a bill to overhaul Illinois school funding, some local school officials and lawmakers have expressed concern and disapproval after it recently cleared the state Senate. → Read More

Woodstock School District 200 board approves student discipline policy changes

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Community Unit School District 200 board has approved student discipline policy changes in accordance with a new state law, but the superintendent said many aspects of the law already existed in his district's practices. → Read More

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to mull superintendent's contract, board member says

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 board is mulling contract details for Superintendent Johnnie Thomas after an annual evaluation meeting that brought a number of concerned residents to the podium Tuesday night. → Read More

Oldest portion of Huntley High School roof to be replaced for $1.69M

ALGONQUIN – An almost $2 million roof replacement project at Huntley High School will encompass a larger portion of the roof than initially planned, Huntley School District 158 officials said. → Read More

First dual-language Woodstock School District 200 students to graduate

WOODSTOCK – Starting first grade is daunting for many students, but Woodstock North High School senior Marshall Coalson remembers it to be quite literally incomprehensible. → Read More

Dunkin' Donuts closer to opening in McHenry after deal with city

McHENRY – The city of McHenry is putting to use an economic development tool to help two incoming businesses expand or open new operations in the area. → Read More

MCC board rescinds infrastructure fee, OKs $3 per credit tuition hike

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees rescinded a $10 per credit hour infrastructure fee, which prompted the reconsideration and ultimate approval of a $3 per credit hour tuition increase. → Read More

Huntley High School celebrates near-end of renovation project

HUNTLEY – A 7-year-old in a green shirt and goggles jumped back and let out a yelp as a plastic tube burst, water droplets sprinkling a slick, new science table. → Read More

Fox River Grove woman made up abandoned puppy in pillowcase story, police say

WOODSTOCK – Police said a story about a puppy, since dubbed Woodstock, being found on the side of the road after being abandoned turned out to be just that – a story. → Read More

McHenry County dispatchers talk job stress, ways to cope with trauma

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A.J. Gazda has taught himself to erase the contents of his day when he presses the button to unlock his car after work. → Read More

McHenry County middle-schoolers test knowledge in scholastic bowl (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paying attention in class during lessons about an ancient civilization paid off for Jake Hartman and his scholastic bowl team during Thursday's annual countywide middle school competition. → Read More

Algonquin-based School District 300 OKs contract for website redesign

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 board members recently made the first official move toward a website redesign project, expected to take about six months. → Read More