The Herald-Whig is once again publishing a special "Heroes" magazine scheduled to appear in May.
The 2018 edition of "Heroes" will honor outstanding coaches in West-Central Illinois and Northeast Missouri and their accomplishments. Coaches can include school athletic coaches, youth coaches, extracurricular coaches, music teachers, life coaches and anyone else who mentors and leads others.
We are asking you to submit the names of people who make a difference in people's lives in a unique way. Some may have overcome a battle while maintaining a strong presence. Others may have gone above and beyond to do what's best for their team or students.
How you define "hero" is up to you. Feel free to nominate anyone you feel is deserving of the name. There is no limit to nominations one may make.
Deadline for nominations is March 30, 2018.