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2016 Everyday Heroes Nominations will be accepted from November 1, 2015-November 30, 2015!

The 2016 Everyday Heroes will feature our McHenry County First Responders. Those police officers, fire fighters, paramedics and EMT's who work every day to keep McHenry County safe. Chosen heroes will be honored at an awards breakfast event in March. Details to follow! A special print and online section of the Northwest Herald will individually feature these heroes on February 20, 2016.

Everyday Heroes are the people who make McHenry County a great place to live and work. They make a difference through actions rather than words. Early next year, the Northwest Herald will honor McHenry County's Everyday Heroes who are first responders to our local emergencies. Whether a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or EMT, this is your chance to nominate those who give tirelessly and selflessly. Everyday Heroes avoid the spotlight, but deserve our appreciation. We know they are all around us, doing what they can to make our lives better, and neighborhoods safe and secure.

We welcome nominations through November 30, 2015. To qualify, the nominee must either live or work in McHenry County. Nominees may be of any age. Tell us in 250-500 words what makes someone you know an Everyday Hero. Please be as specific as possible. Examples are helpful in the nomination review process. Enter the information below.



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