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Women of Distinction Nominations

Due by February 14, 2016

Women of Distinction identifies women who have made a difference in McHenry County and who are representative role models and leaders in their fields and community. Honorees will be profiled in McHenry County Magazine's May issue and recognized at an awards luncheon on May 11th at the Crystal Lake Country Club.

To nominate a Woman of Distinction, please fill out this form completely and submit this information by Feb. 14, 2016. For more information, please visit

Questions? Please contact Meredith at 815-526-4416 or

Everyday Heroes Breakfast Tickets

March 3, 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. The 2016 Northwest Herald Everyday Heroes will honor McHenry County's first responders. 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.

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 28, 2016.

The breakfast will be at the Holiday Inn in Crystal Lake on March 3rd. Check-in will begin at 7:15am with breakfast starting at 7:30am. Our keynote speaker, Scott Wessell, will open the breakfast followed by the presentation of awards.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online or by calling the Northwest Herald at 815-459-4040. Tickets are all general admission and seating is not assigned unless you reserve a full table. To reserve a table, please contact Meredith at or 815-526-4416.


Presenting Sponsor: Home State Bank

Breakfast Sponsor: EmbroidMe

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

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