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Open swim starting at Algonquin pool Saturday

ALGONQUIN – ALGONQUIN – Open swim hours at the Lions-Armstrong Memorial Pool in Algonquin will begin Saturday, according to a news release f ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:21 am

Algonquin School District 300 to host meetings on middle school changes

ALGONQUIN – Parents who live in Algonquin School District 300 can learn about possible changes to the district’s middle school grading polic ...
May 19, 2015 - 12:31 am

New children's dentist office proposed in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – Residents could soon see an additional dentistry option in the village.The village’s Committee of the Whole on Tuesday forwarded ...
May 17, 2015 - 12:01 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 pursuing water/sewer rate and fee study proposals

ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin is accepting proposals from now until the end of the month from firms to conduct a comprehensive water ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Algonquin to hold 'Ships Set Sail' outdoor sculpture exhibit

ALGONQUIN – An outdoor sculpture exhibit will be opening this month in Algonquin to celebrate 10 years of the village’s public art program. ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin schools get creative on fundraising (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – The week following the Apex Fun Run has been a bit of a letdown, one South Elementary School teacher said.The Crystal Lake sc ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:55 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 girl, 7, battles neuroblastoma; family, friends to gather for 5K

ALGONQUIN – Behind a black and white photograph of a little girl and a dog – taken before everything changed – lies a note of hope and deter ...
May 13, 2015 - 9:50 am

Algonquin library district to expand hoopla online streaming service

ALGONQUIN – An online streaming service available to members of the Algonquin Area Public Library District is expanding to include e-books a ...
May 14, 2015 - 12:52 am

Spring's busy time for McHenry County remodeling contractors

’Tis the season for home remodeling.When the weather breaks and tax returns roll in, many people get the jump on the home remodeling project ...
May 11, 2015 - 12:02 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 police reports for May 6, 2015

• Nadia Z. Kaleel, 20, 2421 Meadowsedge Lane, Carpentersville, was charged Friday, Feb. 13, with driving with a suspended license.• Kimberly ...
May 6, 2015 - 5:02 pm

Thirsty Whale Bar owner opening Iron Horse Bar & Grill in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – The owner of a 6-year-old Algonquin restaurant on Friday will open the doors of a second, brand-new eatery and bar – Iron Horse ...
May 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm

Heroin awareness event in Crystal Lake includes naloxone training for overdoses

CRYSTAL LAKE – Training on how to use naloxone in the event of a heroin overdose will be part of an upcoming awareness event. The goal of th ...
May 1, 2015 - 12:06 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 looking to do market study of East Algonquin Road corridor

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board next week will consider the use of a Deerfield-based firm to conduct a market study of the East Algo ...
April 30, 2015 - 10:24 am

Algonquin Area Public Library District to celebrate early literacy program

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District on Thursday plans to celebrate 15 youngsters whose parents committed to reading 1,001 ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Algonquin trying to meet state requirements for affordable housing

ALGONQUIN – Officials on Tuesday said there is more work to be done in bringing affordable housing to the village of Algonquin. The Committe ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Land Conservancy of McHenry County has rain barrels for sale

WOODSTOCK –  The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is working with Upcycle Products to offer 55-gallon rain barrels, which are available to ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Eastbound lanes of Route 62 in Algonquin reopen after crash

ALGONQUIN – The eastbound lanes of Route 62 near Route 25 have reopened after being closed for a crash Wednesday morning, area dispatchers s ...
April 29, 2015 - 9:03 am

McHenry County College offers combined courses aimed at engaging students

CRYSTAL LAKE – The task assigned by their teachers was to find something in the garden to take care of – raking the pebbles into wavy lines, ...
April 27, 2015 - 11:38 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

 

Algonquin Area Public Library District board appoints interim as executive director

ALGONQUIN – The board of the Algonquin Area Public Library District on Wednesday night appointed a not-so-new full-time executive director.C ...
April 25, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Algonquin Area Public Library to host Comic Con on Free Comic Book Day

ALGONQUIN –  The Algonquin Area Public Library is putting on a mini Comic Con event as part of the national Free Comic Book Day. The Algonqu ...
April 23, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Electricity rates to go down in several McHenry County communities

Electricity rates are set to go down for residents of five McHenry County communities. The municipalities of Algonquin, Huntley, Lakewood, R ...
April 22, 2015 - 11:24 pm

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 native makes 'Star Wars' Funny or Die video

Independent filmmaker and actor Kurt Larson wanted to celebrate the preposterous “Star Wars” fan he is. Such a fan that he actually teared u ...
April 22, 2015 - 10:53 pm

Lake in the Hills board considers ordinance to address illicit 'massage centers'

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village Board members on Tuesday moved forward an ordinance that would proactively work to prevent possible illegal acti ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:33 am

David McSweeney's bill to limit red light cameras' usage passes Illinois House

A bill that would stop red light cameras in some communities was approved by the Illinois House on Wednesday. Before that the Illinois House ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:23 pm

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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Woodstock, Algonquin officials preparing for Office Depot, OfficeMax closings

WOODSTOCK – City officials are working with property owners to market an Office Depot building, as the large office supply chain starts a fi ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm

McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members recognized

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members were named recipients of the 2015 Innovative Award by the Northern Il ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Algonquin rejects bids for Woods Creek restoration project, pushes it to next year

ALGONQUIN – A project to restore the Woods Creek stream bank will have to wait until next year after a village committee moved to reject the ...
April 15, 2015 - 11:55 pm

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