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Northwest Herald Main Office
7717 S. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Phone 815.459.4040
Fax 815.477.4960

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John Rung - CEO
Jim Ringness - Northwest Herald General Manager

Editorial - (815) 459-4122

Jon Styf - Editor

Kristen Zambo - News Editor
Scott Helmchen - Managing Editor for Production and Design
Kyle Nabors - Sports Editor
Matt Apgar - Photo Editor

Advertising - (815) 459-4040

Jim Ringness - Northwest Herald General Manager
Norm Fossmeyer - Classified Manager
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Marketing - (815) 459-4040

Meredith Schaefer - Group Marketing and Events Director

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