Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.
Mobile

Paczki Days bring sweet treat to Crystal Lake

On Fat Tuesday, Crystal Lake residents will get their hands on a once-a-year treat.

By the end of today, Country Donuts on Route 14 will have sold thousands of paczkis. The cream-filled pastry is only available during the two days before Lent.

Paczkis are made with extra butter, eggs, and yeast-raised dough. The pastries are fried in soy oil and filled with a combination of butter-cream and fruit or custard filling.

“We’ll probably make in excess of a thousand dozen in a 48-hour period here,” said Country Donuts co-owner Scott Offord. “We’re running 24 hours a day during the two days prior to Lent.”

Country Donuts sells paczkis for $1.50 each or $15.00 for a dozen.

Loading more