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  • Everyday Hero: Kathie Comella

    All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players; they have their exits and entrances, and each, in their time, plays many parts.
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Terry Jaworski

    Every Wednesday, Terry Jaworski and other volunteers hand out diapers for two hours out of the former Sullivan’s Food Store on Elm Street in McHenry.
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Everyday Hero: Arthur Gritmaker

    When Arthur Gritmaker thinks of the Alden-Hebron Baseball/Softball League, he thinks of small-town pride, and he hopes the children involved look back ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • 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 ...
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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, ...
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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- ...
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: 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.
    NEW: 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 ...
    NEW: Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
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