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Algonquin, IL

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$40 million senior home Clarendale of Algonquin opens

ALGONQUIN – Construction of Clarendale of Algonquin, a 186-unit senior housing facility, is complete, and residents will start moving in Sat ...
Sept. 30, 2016 - 12:20 am

Lake in the Hills to host craft beer fest in October

LAKE IN THE HILLS – People can try beer from more than 40 local and unique breweries at the People for the Parks Foundation of Lake in the H ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:24 am

One incumbent, three challengers seek voter nod for McHenry County Board District 1

A Republican incumbent, a Republican newcomer and two Democratic challengers will face off Nov. 8 for two open seats representing District 1 ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1902
5 to 9 Years 1997
10 to 14 Years 2672
15 to 19 Years 2496
20 to 24 Years 1239
25 to 34 Years 2970
35 to 44 Years 5432
45 to 54 Years 4772
55 to 59 Years 1902
60 to 64 Years 1913
65 to 74 Years 1952
75 to 84 Years 492
85 Years and Over 185
Median Age (in years) 38.8

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Ancestry

American 851 2.8%
Arab 58 0.2%
Czech 328 1.1%
Danish 294 1.0%
Dutch 696 2.2%
English 2,044 6.6%
French (except Basque) 686 2.2%
French Canadian 176 0.6%
German 8,466 27.4%
Greek 256 0.8%
Hungarian 488 1.6%
Irish 4,365 14.1%
Italian 3,945 12.8%
Lithuanian 130 0.4%
Norwegian 626 2.0%
Polish 5,118 16.5%
Portuguese 75 0.2%
Russian 448 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 83 0.3%
Scottish 243 0.8%
Slovak 88 0.3%
Subsaharan Africa 105 0.3%
Swedish 1,042 3.4%
Swiss 71 0.2%
Ukrainian 127 0.4%
Welsh 106 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 20 0.1%

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Environmental Defenders of McHenry County start crowdsourcing campaign for plastic foam collection

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County recently launched a crowdsourcing campaign in attempt to fund a plastic foam collection progra ...
Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin-based School District 300 students learn alpaca felting

Students from Dundee-Crown, Hampshire and Jacobs high schools learned about the ancient art of alpaca felting this week via grant-funded wor ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Algonquin community comes together for It's Our River Day

ALGONQUIN – About 150 people were in attendance Saturday to clean up and celebrate the Fox River for the ninth annual It’s Our River Day in ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:59 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 217 1.1%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 658 3.4%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 3,893 19.8%
Some College, No Degree 3,772 19.2%
Associates Degree 1,885 9.6%
Bachelor's Degree 5,869 29.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,324 16.9%
Population 25 years and Over 19,618
High School Graduate or Higher 95.53&
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 46.86%

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Gender

Male 14,988 50.09%
Female 14,936 49.91%
Total Population 29,924

 

Algonquin library to host Maker's Fair on Sept. 24

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District will host a Maker Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Harnish Main ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:51 am

Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce anticipates move to Algonquin village hall

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce is looking to move to Algonquin’s Ganek Municipal Center.If approved by the ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 1:00 am

Applicants sought for McHenry County Community Development Grant Commission

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from individuals who are interested in being appointed to the McHenry County ...
Sept. 14, 2016 - 12:09 am

Household Type

Total Households 10,388
Family Households 8,102 77.99%
with own children under 18 years 4,173 40.17%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 10,388
Owner-Occupied 9,172 88.29%
Renter Occupied 1,216 11.70&

 

Algonquin teen is most decorated U.S. National Park Service junior ranger

ALGONQUIN – The U.S. National Park Service includes more than 400 national parks, monuments, battlefields, seashores and other areas. Jacobs ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Our view: Giving voters more information

Thumbs up: To the McHenry County League of Women Voters, for holding debates involving local candidates in contested November races. Allowin ...
Sept. 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County League of Women Voters to hold candidate forums

The McHenry County League of Women Voters is hosting a series of five forums for candidates in contested races in the Nov. 8 election.The Mc ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 10:06 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1509

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 7,577
Median (dollars) $2224
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 1,595
Median (dollars) $773

 

Algonquin Lions-Armstrong Memorial Pool to hold final open swims Labor Day weekend

ALGONQUIN – Labor Day weekend will be the final open swim hours at the Lions-Armstrong Memorial Pool in Algonquin for the season.The pool, 5 ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:45 pm

First in-school food pantry opens in Algonquin-based School District 300

CARPENTERSVILLE – About 130 families attended the grand opening of the District 300 Food Pantry on Wednesday at Carpentersville Middle Schoo ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:26 am

Residents weigh in on re-evaluation of Longmeadow Parkway’s environmental assessment

ELGIN – Opponents of Longmeadow Parkway denounced the updated environmental assessment presented by Kane County Division of Transportation o ...
Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:35 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

National Weather Service issues flash flood warning for McHenry County

McHenry County is under a flash flood warning until 11 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.The warning, issued about 5:08 ...
Aug. 29, 2016 - 5:22 pm

Referendums and a constitutional amendment await McHenry County voters

McHenry County voters will have three or more ballot propositions to decide on top of selecting the next president and their representation ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Democratic chairman candidate Franks to host five town hall meetings this week

Democratic McHenry County Board candidate Jack Franks will hold five town hall meetings throughout the county in the coming days to highligh ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 23 0.15%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,018 6.57%
Construction 736 4.75%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 3,139 20.25%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,482 9.56%
Information 570 3.68%
Manufacturing 2,300 14.84%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 462 2.98%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 1,866 12.04%
Public Administration 215 1.39%
Retail Trade 2,052 13.24%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 798 5.15%
Wholesale Trade 840 5.42%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 15,501

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Land

Area (in square miles) 12.23
Density (in square feet) 2,446.8

 

Annual community cleanup of Fox River set for mid-September

ALGONQUIN – McHenry County residents will be able to help clean up the Fox River by participating in the ninth annual “It’s Our River Day” c ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Stonegate Road to be closed next week for construction

ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin has announced that Stonegate Road will be closed beginning Wednesday.Stonegate Road will be closed to t ...
Aug. 28, 2016 - 5:30 am

Our view: Lemonade Brigade's helping hand

Thumbs up: To the Lemonade Brigade, which held a fundraiser Thursday to raise money for a McHenry-area child who climbed into a hot car in J ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:52 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 2,584
Cuban 19
Mexican 1,503
Other Hispanic or Latino 610
Puerto Rican 452
Total Population 2,584
Not Hispanic or Latino 27,340
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 12
Asian Alone 2,486
Black or African American Alone 744
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 13
Two or More Races 258
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 258
White Alone 23,827
Total Population 29,924

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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry to hold open house for children’s garden

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Interfaith Food Pantry is celebrating the completion of its children’s garden, which pro ...
Aug. 27, 2016 - 10:13 am

Part of Highland Avenue in Algonquin, Barrington Hills closed through December

ALGONQUIN – A 0.7-mile section of Highland Avenue in Algonquin and Barrington Hills is closed through December for road construction.Highlan ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:46 am

Harvard Diggins library to request voter approval for building maintenance

HARVARD – Harvard Diggins Library plans to ask for voter approval of a referendum to shuffle tax money to pay for building maintenance and o ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:30 am

Schools

Unified School Districts Community Unit School District 300
Unified School Districts Huntley Consolidated School Dist. 158

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Weather

January
Avg. High 28
Avg. Low 13
Mean 21
Avg. Precipitation 1.9
February
Avg. High 33
Avg. Low 17
Mean 25
Avg. Precipitation 1.97
March
Avg. High 44
Avg. Low 26
Mean 35
Avg. Precipitation 2.29
April
Avg. High 57
Avg. Low 38
Mean 48
Avg. Precipitation 3.56
May
Avg. High 68
Avg. Low 48
Mean 58
Avg. Precipitation 4.24
June
Avg. High 78
Avg. Low 58
Mean 68
Avg. Precipitation 3.85
July
Avg. High 82
Avg. Low 63
Mean 73
Avg. Precipitation 3.78
August
Avg. High 79
Avg. Low 61
Mean 70
Avg. Precipitation 4.86
September
Avg. High 72
Avg. Low 52
Mean 62
Avg. Precipitation 3.4
October
Avg. High 60
Avg. Low 41
Mean 51
Avg. Precipitation 3.1
November
Avg. High 47
Avg. Low 30
Mean 39
Avg. Precipitation 3.04
December
Avg. High 33
Avg. Low 18
Mean 26
Avg. Precipitation 2.26

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McHenry County schools becoming more tech-savvy this school year

Several school districts around McHenry County are starting to incorporate more tech devices into their classes to prepare students for the ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Woods Creek stabilization work to start in late September

ALGONQUIN – A $759,522 streambank stabilization and restoration project is aimed at making Woods Creek in Algonquin a feature that is more o ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Area troop wins Girls Scouts' highest award for their age group

HUNTLEY – For Abby Covert, earning the Silver Award was a continuation of her family’s Girl Scouts legacy.Covert, along with the five other ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:41 pm

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