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  • Everyday Hero: Heather Stewart

    Having an informal chat about the Hunger Games at Jimmy John’s. Building cardboard mazes in honor of Maze Runner. Making Silly Putty and bouncy balls ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Brenda Napholz

    The problems seem to start in middle school, a sense of discontent that drives children to alcohol, marijuana and heroin.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Debra Junkins

    Pet Vet Animal Clinic & Mobile Practice Ltd. is more than a suburban veterinary practice. For years, ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Gary Rosenberg

    For nearly two decades, Gary Rosenberg has been the driving force behind a major annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of McHenry County.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Camille Paddock

    Angie Caldwell heard a story two years ago about a Huntley girl who suffered from an autoimmune disease and found her story amazing.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Heroes: Greg and Kathy Godsell

    To say the Godsell house is chaotic on Sundays is an understatement. On a typical Sunday, 22 middle- ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Kathy Jones

    Kathy Jones spends her days celebrating seemingly small accomplishments. For the past 30 years, the ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Jennifer Cody

    Jennifer Cody recalled her brother’s teachers when asked why she feels passionate about her job as a special education teacher at Harvard High School.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Matt Koll

    During the school day, Matt Koll is Crystal Lake High School’s choir teacher, directing youngsters while they sing.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Karen Fallon

    If a student in Karen Fallon’s kindergarten class at Alden-Hebron Elementary School has shoes that are falling apart or a tattered coat that doesn’t k ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Theresa Villec

    Having dealt with her own strife growing up, Theresa Villec of Crystal Lake knows how powerful music can be for a child.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Lois Emrich

    Lois Emrich has the knack for getting the most of her bowling students, whether they are high schoolers or grade schoolers; whether they have special ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Lisa Gatewood

    Lisa Gatewood has 30 children – give or take. Gatewood, a co-owner of Strength Fitness and a persona ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Heroes: Lemonade Brigade

    The Lemonade Brigade has been so busy these past months that they have trouble keeping track of which event was for which person.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Susan Keller

    During the week, Susan Keller meets with groups of 10 to 12 at-risk high school students at Woodstock North High School or McHenry High School East Ca ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
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