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.