The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department responded Thursday, June 8, 2023, to a fire at the JC Licht Benjamin Moore Paint & Decor Store, 73 N. Williams St. in Crystal Lake. The city asked residents to avoid the downtown for about two hours Thursday evening due to a fire investigation.

The Northwest Herald recognizes the Women of Distinction award winners during a luncheon Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at Boulder Ridge Country Club, 350 Boulder Drive in Lake in the Hills. The luncheon recognized 10 women in the community as Women of Distinction