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Everyday Heroes: 2016


Celebrating the selfless efforts of McHenry County police, fire and rescue personnel

Welcome to "Everyday Heroes," a Northwest Herald project celebrating local residents who selflessly go above and beyond to make a difference in our communities. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of everyday heroes living around us.

This year, we are recognizing heroes who are police, fire and emergency rescue personnel. 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.

In November, we asked readers to nominate heroes who make a difference as first responders. Our readers responded, and the best of the best are profiled here.

Check out our photo gallery of Everyday Heroes here.


John Adams

McHenry Police Department


Mike Bennett

Crystal Lake Police Department



Ken Caudle

Huntley Fire Protection District


Wesley Crain

Glenview Fire Department



David EEG

Huntley Fire Protection District


Theresa Harper

McHenry County Sheriff's Office



Linda Hooten

Huntley Police Department


William Husfield

Streamwood Police Department



Daniel Kreassig

McHenry Police Department


Jeremy Mortimer

Woodstock Police Department



Jerry Schillaci

McHenry Township Fire Protection District


Joe Teson

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District


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