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Ward and Sandidge: Consider positive thinking in new year

Some of us remember Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s book, “The Power Of Positive Thinking.” It carries the distinction of being the “most famous ...
Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:45 pm

John Bucci sworn in as new Algonquin police chief (with video)

ALGONQUIN – The village has its new police chief. In front of a large crowd that included many members of the police department, John Bucci ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:09 pm

McHenry County microbreweries giving spent grains to farmers

At Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, grain is warmed and broken up during the brewing process, and it is coarsely ground. This allows the ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:54 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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Outdoor sales at planned Thornton's gas station in Algonquin up for approval

ALGONQUIN – Village board members are preparing to give Thornton's permission to have outdoor sales.At a Committee of the Whole meeting earl ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 10:57 pm

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 am

While moving ahead with TIF, Lakewood considers second taxing district for Routes 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – As the village moves forward with a special taxing district at Routes 176 and 47, it's also eyeing another type of taxing distric ...
Dec. 11, 2014 - 12:18 am

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 experts weigh in on new marriage trend

Americans are no longer married to the idea of marriage.According to a recent Pew Research Center study, about 20 percent of American adults ...
Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:26 am

Algonquin to reconsider Thornton's gas station outdoor sales request

ALGONQUIN – Developers of a planned Thornton’s gas station at the east end of town are still hoping to be able to have outdoor sales and wil ...
Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm

Grafton Township tax assessment appeal period ends Monday

Property owners in Grafton Township have until the end of business Monday to challenge their assessments if they choose.Grafton Township, wh ...
Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:30 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&

 

Downtown Algonquin looks to thrive with Western Bypass in place

ALGONQUIN – The truck traffic on Main Street is gone. Fewer vehicles passing through town are clogging the downtown area. When the Route 31 ...
Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Event along Fox River in McHenry County to focus on spotting eagles

A day focused on the eagles of Illinois will include a search for the birds of prey along the Fox River and a presentation at the Prairievie ...
Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Algonquin police reports for Dec. 2, 2014

• Harpreet S. Kular, 36, 621 Lake Cornish Way, Algonquin, was charged Friday, Oct. 31, with retail theft.• Kevin J. Piet, 21, 5504 Liam Cour ...
Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:57 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 library users' Hoopla access starts Monday to stream content

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District is adding access to Hoopla to allow cardholders to access digital video, music and au ...
Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Algonquin to begin planning $8 million of water system improvements

ALGONQUIN – The village is beginning to plan for upgrades to its water distribution system.A water model update completed in 2013 indicated ...
Nov. 29, 2014 - 9:17 pm

McHenry County shoppers out for Black Friday deals after Thanksgiving rush

CRYSTAL LAKE — Neatly written on a loose-leaf sheet of paper were names, items to buy, prices, plus a budget for each of the 15 people Steph ...
Nov. 28, 2014 - 5:19 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Naval recruits enjoy Thanksgiving meals in Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Johnsburg, Fox River Grove

Sailors lined up in the cafeteria of St. Margaret Mary School in Algonquin to a heap of salad, pasta, sweet potatoes, turkey, ham, stuffing, ...
Nov. 27, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Unemployment rate in McHenry County falls to 5.1 percent

McHenry County’s unemployment rate fell 1.9 percentage points in October compared to the same time last year, according to preliminary data ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:57 pm

McHenry County police departments to boost Thanksgiving enforcement

Police departments around McHenry County are set to have extra enforcement to make sure people are wearing seat belts and not driving drunk ...
Nov. 26, 2014 - 12:10 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

 

Algonquin chief recommended to be next U.S. marshal for Northern Illinois district

ALGONQUIN – The retiring Algonquin police chief was named one of three finalists to be the next U.S. marshal of the Northern Illinois Distri ...
Nov. 22, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Algonquin increases telecommunications tax by about 60 percent

ALGONQUIN – Village trustees recently hiked a tax on Algonquin residents’ phone bills by roughly 60 percent to help officials maintain playg ...
Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:10 am

Woman reportedly attacked at Algonquin Commons

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department is investigating an incident involving a woman who described being attacked by three people Frid ...
Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:54 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 library district holding holiday giving activities

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District has Christmas trees up at each of its branches to help area residents in need, accord ...
Nov. 16, 2014 - 11:31 pm

On the record with ... Algonquin painter who focuses on military veterans

Jeanine Hill-Soldner has been working on a 24-portrait series on military veterans as a way to share their stories. Twenty-three of the port ...
Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:25 am

Algonquin prepares annual tax levy with no increase

ALGONQUIN –  The village plans to keep its tax levy the same amount as last year. Algonquin trustees on Tuesday are scheduled to vote on a $ ...
Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:52 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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Algonquin considers telecommunications tax increase on phones

ALGONQUIN – Residents’ phone bills might go up. Village officials proposed increasing the town’s telecommunications tax from 3.75 percent t ...
Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:14 am

Algonquin nonprofit Cody's Canteen hosts annual toy drive

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin nonprofit focused on helping children with life-threatening illnesses is hosting its annual toy drive that benefits ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:51 pm

Algonquin library to host free Laura Doherty concert

ALGONQUIN – The Eastgate branch of the Algonquin Area Public Library District on Friday is scheduled to host a concert featuring musician La ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:44 am

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