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Woman hospitalized, two others treated on scene of Algonquin crash

HUNTLEY — One woman was transported to Sherman Hospital in Elgin after a two-car crash on Algonquin Road on Saturday afternoon, a fire offic ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 4:34 pm

1 injured in crash at Randall and Algonquin roads

ALGONQUIN – One person was taken to Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin with injuries that were not life-threatening after a two-vehicle cras ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:29 pm

66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 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 library trustees consider $7 million main branch expansion

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library’s trustees will consider options for expansion this weekend after hearing a proposal that woul ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:36 am

Algonquin to vote on Longmeadow Parkway land transfer to Kane County

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on two intergovernmental agreements that would transfer jurisdiction over portions of the pl ...
Jan. 31, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Algonquin taking artwork submissions for public art program

ALGONQUIN – The village is soliciting artwork loans from artists as part of its public art program.The art submission deadline is April 1, a ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 10:45 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

 

McHenry County towns bring public works request systems online

ALGONQUIN — When Information Systems Director Kevin Crook was considering the best way to bring Algonquin Village Public Works’ request syst ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:04 am

Algonquin planning biggest slate of capital improvements in village history for 2016-17

ALGONQUIN – The village is aiming to complete the biggest slate of capital improvements in its history during fiscal 2016-17, village staff ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Fox Lake swears in interim police chief, deputy chief

FOX LAKE – The village of Fox Lake officially has two new leaders promising to learn from the high-profile scandals that shook the departmen ...
Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:41 pm

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 'Coffee with a Cop' set for Feb. 2

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department will host a "Coffee with a Cop" event from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Algonquin Area Publi ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:46 pm

Damage contained to kitchen in small Algonquin fire

ALGONQUIN – A small fire in Algonquin was put out in five minutes after it damaged a kitchen stove and cabinets, a fire official said.The Al ...
Jan. 21, 2016 - 10:06 pm

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 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 approves hike in water and sewer fees

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board approved an increase in water and sewer charges that will add a $10 a month flat fee to residents’ monthly bil ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:06 am

Donate your formal gowns to My Sister's Dress sale in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The My Sister's Dress project is collecting new and almost-new formal gowns and accessories for the sale that will benefit Mc ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:57 pm

Algonquin Village Board votes to remove red light cameras in April

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board voted unanimously Tuesday to shut down the village's automated red light enforcement program, effective April ...
Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:51 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Algonquin to vote on removing red light cameras

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on whether to discontinue the village's automated red light enforcement program after villag ...
Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:06 am

McHenry County schools: Illinois budget uncertainty makes capital projects planning difficult

ALGONQUIN – The floor tiles at Dundee Highlands Elementary School look like a poorly designed patchwork quilt.The bathrooms need to be updat ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Woodstock eyes working with other McHenry County towns on road repairs

WOODSTOCK – The city of Woodstock held an informational meeting with other area municipalities to discuss how the city can collaborate to sh ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:26 pm

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

 

Crystal Lake Park District offers art programs for toddlers to teens

CRYSTAL LAKE – Toddlers to teens can explore their creative side with art classes offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.• Me and My Gran ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:20 pm

Algonquin Library kicks off winter reading program with hot chocolate bar

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District’s annual Winter Reading Program will run from Monday through Feb. 29, starting with a ...
Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:00 am

Algonquin-based District 300 to go for school construction bonds

ALGONQUIN – Similar to a Crystal Lake school district, Algonquin-based Community Unit School District 300 voted this week to take advantage ...
Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:02 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 approves funding for Highland Avenue improvements

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board has approved $1.2 million in funding for its Highland Avenue Roadway Improvement Project, which will bring imp ...
Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:07 am

McHenry County Mattress Firms taking donations for foster children

Four Mattress Firm locations in McHenry County are accepting pajamas and monetary donations as part of the retailer’s regional campaign to h ...
Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:53 am

Crystal Lake school bus rear-ended in Lake in the Hills crash (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS — A Crystal Lake school bus was rear-ended Tuesday morning in Lake in the Hills with 30 students on board, firefighters sa ...
Jan. 13, 2016 - 12:14 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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Missouri flood victims still in need of donations, Algonquin volunteer says

As she began work Monday morning, Colleen York had only one word to describe how she was feeling: sore.York, who lives in Algonquin, spent h ...
Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:22 am

Fox Lake Police Department tabs former Algonquin chief as interim chief

FOX LAKE – Former Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine will serve as the new interim chief of the Fox Lake Police Department, the village an ...
Jan. 10, 2016 - 12:48 am

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills fire district makes case for tax increase referendum

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Officials from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District said the district’s loss of funding from commerc ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 12:11 am

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