McHenry County

Shaw Media coverage of McHenry County.

McHenry County is located 37 miles northwest of Chicago and is comprised of over 30 communities offering a tremendous quality of life. With its quaint downtown districts and abundant choices for shopping, entertainment and outdoor recreation, it's no wonder the county's population has grown 18% since 2000. (US Census 2010)

Northwest Herald &

The Northwest Herald is the only daily newspaper published in McHenry County. It is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s best community information sources. In recent years, the Northwest Herald has been a repeat winner of the Illinois Press Association’s top honors for journalistic excellence and for excellence in advertising presentation. is the No. 1 local website in McHenry County. It is the 2011 EPPY Award Winner for Best Daily Newspaper Website in its division.

McHenry County Magazine

McHenry County Magazine is a popular monthly lifestyle publication featuring articles on home, health and entertainment in McHenry County. This full-color magazine is distributed to over 340 high-traffic locations throughout the market, and features expanded stories and video online.

Planit Northwest & Planit Save

Planit Northwest is McHenry County’s best shopping, dining and entertainment website. Families use the site to plan weekend events and find exclusive deals from their favorite local destinations. Featuring over 100 local businesses and restaurants, offers the best savings on everything from family fun to a couple’s night out.

Northwest Herald
7717 S. Route 31
Crystal Lake, IL 60014