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  • 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
  • Everyday Hero: Ellen Jackson

    Every month, a bank statement would arrive, a physical reminder that Ellen Jackson’s daughter was gone.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Tamara Tomasello

    By the end of last summer, Sunshine Taxi was down to three cabs, and owner Tamara Tomasello panicked.
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: John Jelinek

    John Jelinek was going to give it one year.  Jelinek dreamt most of his life of becoming a pastor, a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Wendy Rollie

    Inside and outside the classroom, Johnsburg Junior High School students know Mrs. Rollie. If she’s n ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: John Dughi

    John Dughi was bullied as a teenager. That was until the local newspaper ran his picture with a stor ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
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