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Digital Access
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Home Delivery
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About Us

The Northwest Herald, a division of Shaw Media, is the only daily newspaper published in McHenry County. It consistently is 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.

NWHerald.com is the No. 1 local website in McHenry County. It is the 2011 EPpy award winner for Best Daily Newspaper Website in its division.

At Shaw Media, our purpose is, "Making our communities better places to live."  We take it seriously. Our first publication was launched over 150 years ago in Woodstock, Illinois. Since that time, we have been dedicated to improving the quality of life in the communities we serve. Whether we are reporting on important local matters, supporting a worthy local cause, or developing marketing programs to help local businesses succeed, we exist to fulfill our purpose. Today, we provide information in a variety of platforms, including daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and other niche publications, web sites, video, social media and messages delivered straight to your phone and email. Because of these technology advancements, we are better able to fulfill our commitment to the communities we serve by delivering the same relevant information and marketing solutions more quickly and in a number of ways.

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