Lake and McHenry County Scanner would like to lend our support to you and your family during this time of loss.

How to Submit

Families and funeral homes can submit an obituary by emailing us at and including the following:

  • Your name, address and phone number
  • A Word document or PDF with the text of the notice
  • A photo of the subject (not required)
  • Name and phone number of the funeral home or a copy of the death certificate

(Funeral homes can also submit obituaries through AdPay’s Memoriams platform.)


Lake and McHenry County Scanner publishes obituary notices on our website for a simple flat fee of $100. You do not have to worry about paying extra per line or for including a photo.

Payment is required before the obituary is published. Once we receive your obituary submission, we will review it and email you with instructions on how to pay.


Lake and McHenry County Scanner’s website receives 1 million readers and over 2 million pageviews each month. Our readership resides mainly in the greater Chicago area in Lake and McHenry counties.

Deadlines for Submissions

5 p.m. the day prior to publication. We publish obituary notices seven days a week.