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Promotions and Events

March 4, 2015

McHenry County Spelling Bee

Join us in the Leucht Conference Center at McHenry County College at 7pm on Wedesday, March 4 for the 2015 McHenry County Spelling Bee. 

Watch live here the night of the Spelling Bee!

Sponsored By:

Mary E. McClellan, McHenry County Clerk

McHenry County Regional Office of Education

McHenry County College

Regional Champions and Runners-Up

Region I

Champion - Mareike Western

1st Runner-Up - Chase Duncan

2nd Runner-Up - Zach Brown

Alternate - Jillian Popovich

Region II

Champion - Ved Patel

1st Runner-Up - Andrew Bork

2nd Runner-Up - Matthew Meyers

Alternate - Jeremy Dykstra

Region III

Champion - Emma Tekstar

1st Runner-Up - Aniketh Chedalla

2nd Runner-Up - Shannon Mastey

Alternate - Sophia Elliott

Region IV

Champion - Eric Canaday

1st Runner-Up - Evan Neuhart

2nd Runner-Up - Nicholas Dickson

Alternate - Erin Bigler

March 12, 2015

Everyday Heroes Breakfast tickets now on sale!

Everyday Heroes are the people who make McHenry County a great place to work and live. On March 12, the Northwest Herald will honor those McHenry County Everyday Heroes who make a difference in the lives of youth. Join us at Crystal Lake Country Club. Cost is $25.00 per person and tickets can be purchased here.

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Home State Bank

Keynote Sponsor: Strelcheck Chiropractic Clinic

Breakfast Sponsor: EmbroidMe

Flowers provided by Apple Creek Flowers

Photography provided by Janet Kay, From Me 2 You Photography

April 25, 2015

Chicago Football's 2015 Draft Party

Get your tickets now for Chicago Football's NFL Draft Party 2015 on Saturday, April 25! Join us at Offsides Sports Bar & Grill for this inaugural event. Sports writer and commentator Hub Arkush, Dan Hampton, and the Chicago Football Magazine team will tape an on-stage, live draft discussion with audience participation.

Enjoy an "All-Access" VIP meet and greet with '85 Bears Otis Wilson, Steve McMichael and Dan Hampton then the party begins as their band, band Chicago 6 rocks the house starting at 8pm!

All-Access Meet & Greet tickets are $40 and include draft discussion, meet the Bears and Chicago 6 performance (6:30-8pm)

Chicago 6 Performance only tickets are $10 (8pm-10pm)

Tickets can be purchased online at Questions? Call 815-526-4416

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McHenry County Memories

The Northwest Herald is proud to announce this beautiful, hard-bound historic retrospective of McHenry County capturing the memories of the area from the late 1800s to 1939. We are excited to have worked with area historical societies, libraries, and you, our readers, to bring this heirloom-quality book to the community. Order your commemorative book now at the special rate of $34.95 (plus tax/shipping) while supplies last. Pick up your copy at the Northwest Herald  or order online today!

Order one of two ways:

Pick up your copies between 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday
at the Northwest Herald office located at 7717 South Route 31, Crystal Lake

Have your books shipped by ordering online at
Free shipping available for online orders of two or more copies


Digital Marketing Breakfast Seminar

Congratulations to Stade's Farm for winning the Weekly Reach door prize and thank you to all who attended this sold-out breakfast seminar. 

Would you still like to see your free online visibility & reputation report? Contact Renee Herrmann at 815-526-4433 or to schedule an appointment today.

Tickets on Sale Soon!

Women of Distinction

Women of Distinction identifies women who have made a difference in McHenry County and who are representative role models as leaders in their fields and communities. Honorees will be profiled in the McHenry County Magazine's May issue and recognized at an awards luncheon on May 13, 2015 at the Crystal Lake Country Club.

Check back soon for ticket sales.

Shaw Media offers businesses unique sponsorship opportunities targeting a variety of potential customers. Sponsorships are limited! Don't miss out! To see the Northwest Herald Events and Sponsor Video, click here!

For more information or to secure a sponsorship, please contact our marketing department. LeeAnn Atwood at or Meredith Schaefer at .

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