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Field of Honor displays in Algonquin, Cary to honor fallen military members

ALGONQUIN – The Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois will continue its tradition of honoring members of the military who died in ...
May 3, 2016 - 12:34 am

Algonquin police reports for Monday, May 2, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 2, 2016 - 9:33 am

Algonquin-based School District 300 OKs contract for website redesign

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 board members recently made the first official move toward a website redesign project, expect ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:21 am

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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Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire chief honored nationally for work as instructor

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Nearly three decades after teaching his first class of recruits to the fire service, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Pr ...
May 1, 2016 - 12:03 am

McHenry County won't see lead-tainted water like Flint, officials say

Good stewardship, good infrastructure and good transparency will prevent crises similar to the lead-tainted drinking water afflicting the pe ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:35 am

Thumbs up: Motorola sale brings new hope, and more

Thumbs up: To the purchase of the 1.52-million-square-foot former Motorola campus in Harvard for $9.3 million. Online auction house Ten-X.co ...
April 30, 2016 - 12:19 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

 

Make-A-Wish makes Crystal Lake 4-year-old's birthday party dreams come true

CRYSTAL LAKE – Julio Lara-Perez has never had a birthday party.This year, the 4-year-old Crystal Lake resident gets two.As part of the Make- ...
April 29, 2016 - 11:37 pm

Lake in the Hills, Algonquin mull sign code change after Supreme Court ruling

Algonquin and Lake in the Hills this week became the latest McHenry County municipalities to consider changing their sign ordinances in ligh ...
April 28, 2016 - 5:29 pm

Sarley: Giant Fox River muskie not eligible for Illinois state record

The news of Nick Wechet’s catch of a giant muskie from the banks of the Fox River near the Algonquin Dam on Tuesday has become something he' ...
May 2, 2016 - 12:25 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&

 

McHenry County police department to host drug take-backs Saturday

A dozen McHenry County-area police departments are partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public an opportunity to ...
April 28, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Supercell thunderstorm drops golf-ball sized hail on Wauconda

WAUCONDA – Hail as large as a golf ball fell in Wauconda during a storm that swept through northern Illinois earlier this week, the National ...
April 27, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Kirkland's moving from Algonquin Commons to Woodscreek Commons

ALGONQUIN – A national specialty home decor retailer will move its Algonquin store to the Woodscreek Commons in July, the retailer recently ...
April 27, 2016 - 4:54 pm

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 21-year-old honored as Illinois Soldier of the Year

ALGONQUIN – Tycjan Sieradzki believes his success as a soldier in the National Guard can be traced back to his upbringing.“The military for ...
April 26, 2016 - 11:16 pm

Sarley: Huge muskie caught on Fox River near Algonquin Dam on Tuesday

Sometimes you just get the urge to go fishing, you know? Carpentersville’s Nick Wechet woke up on Tuesday morning and his fiancée said to hi ...
April 28, 2016 - 3:36 pm

Bill enabling high school-community college dual credit partnerships advances to Senate

Legislation that would help high schools and community colleges create an opportunity for students to graduate with an associate degree pass ...
April 25, 2016 - 12:39 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Algonquin police reports for Saturday, April 23, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
April 24, 2016 - 8:31 am

Kane County governments weigh in on Longmeadow Parkway as construction begins

ALGONQUIN – As construction on the first phase of Longmeadow Parkway began this week, governmental bodies in northern Kane County weighed in ...
April 23, 2016 - 12:18 am

Elgin man cited in Algonquin crash that injured DeKalb father, baby

ALGONQUIN – Two people, including a 1-year-old, were taken to an area hospital for injuries not considered life-threatening, and another man ...
April 22, 2016 - 1:02 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

 

2 drivers cited after 3-car crash on Algonquin Road (with video)

ALGONQUIN – Police cited two drivers after a crash Thursday on Algonquin Road that they said landed a pickup truck on top of a Mercedes seda ...
April 22, 2016 - 1:06 am

Dan McConchie appointed to fill Dan Duffy's seat in Illinois' 26th Senate District

BARRINGTON – After narrowly winning in the three-way Republican primary race last month, Dan McConchie was appointed Wednesday to be the new ...
April 21, 2016 - 10:24 am

Algonquin brewery's Scorched Earth Day festival to feature beer, bands

Scorched Earth Brewing Company intends to celebrate the Earth the best way it knows how – with beer. The Algonquin brewing company is hosti ...
April 23, 2016 - 10:48 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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McHenry County school officials wary as funding reform bill advances

The latest bill to overhaul the way state funds are distributed to school districts cleared a legislative hurdle last week, but local school ...
April 16, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Fox River users: Watch out for debris

The Fox Waterway Agency has issued a debris warning for the Fox River. Residents are advised to watch for floating debris. The debris advis ...
April 16, 2016 - 12:15 am

Algonquin village president hears from Longmeadow Parkway opponents at town hall

ALGONQUIN — Village President John Schmitt spent more than two hours fielding questions from residents regarding the long-planned Longmeadow ...
April 16, 2016 - 12:22 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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Joe Caputo & Sons in Algonquin to be sold at auction

ALGONQUIN – The three remaining locations of family-owned grocer Joe Caputo & Sons, including the Algonquin store, will be sold at an auctio ...
April 13, 2016 - 12:22 am

Crystal Lake businesses see end of video gambling ban as leveling playing field

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local business owners have good things to say about the new Crystal Lake ordinance that ends a years-long struggle on their p ...
April 12, 2016 - 10:35 am

Algonquin schedules spring hydrant flushing

ALGONQUIN – The village has scheduled its twice-yearly fire hydrants as part of its regular maintenance practices.Weather permitting, the sp ...
April 11, 2016 - 12:17 am

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