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Algonquin police reports for May 25, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 25, 2016 - 7:30 am

District 300 to work with Cambridge Lakes Charter School management on non-compliance claims

HAMPSHIRE – After an at-times emotional, yet fairly calm meeting, the Community Unit School District 300 superintendent and the president of ...
May 23, 2016 - 7:52 am

Algonquin demolishes Franke House, making way for downtown redevelopment

ALGONQUIN – The Franke House at 103 W. Algonquin Road has been demolished after the village did not receive any bids for the purchase and re ...
May 22, 2016 - 12:03 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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Lynn Hammerlund, longtime president of Algonquin library board, dies

ALGONQUIN — Lynn Hammerlund, who served on the Board of Trustees for the Algonquin Area Public Library District for 28 years, has died, the ...
May 20, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose pleads guilty to drug charges

WOODSTOCK — An Algonquin man admitted to selling and possessing heroin, charges that stemmed from the January 2015 drug overdose death of hi ...
May 20, 2016 - 12:24 am

Algonquin-based District 300 considering new approach to late start/early release

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin-based Community Unit School District 300 is considering a move to a new late-start/early-release model next year after ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:10 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

 

Algonquin Village Board to vote on engineering contracts for downtown utility work

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board will vote Tuesday on three contracts for engineering services for the first two phases of its planned downtown ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:05 pm

Algonquin-based District 300 to review Cambridge Lakes Charter School at special meeting

HAMPSHIRE – Algonquin-based Community Unit School District 300 will host a special board meeting Thursday to review the progress of Cambridg ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:29 am

From the Editor's Desk: McHenry County to see new House representatives

The ripple effects of state Rep. Jack Franks’ decision to run for chairman of the McHenry County Board instead of another term in the Genera ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:44 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&

 

Longmeadow Parkway construction in Algonquin to start this week

ALGONQUIN – Construction on the section of Longmeadow Parkway between Huntley/Boyer and Randall roads is expected to start this week, weathe ...
May 16, 2016 - 11:27 pm

Some Algonquin Commons stores to become dog-friendly June 1

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Commons will allow dogs to its outdoor spaces and in 20 of its stores starting June 1, the shopping center announced l ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:42 am

Algonquin hosting open house for public arts program

ALGONQUIN – The village will host an open house kickoff for its Public Art Program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ganek Municipal Center, ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 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

 

Randall Road meeting date scheduled

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board will convene a nonvoting meeting June 3 aimed at discussing and resolving issues surrounding the planne ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Family celebrates 3-year-old’s ‘Heart Day’ 2 years after transplant

ALGONQUIN – Three-year-old Danielle Bockman spent Saturday afternoon twirling around in a pretty pink dress.She ran to a keyboard in her Alg ...
May 15, 2016 - 5:30 am

Piggly Wiggly buys Joe Caputo & Sons Algonquin location, 2 others at auction

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin location of family-owned grocer Joe Caputo & Sons will continue to operate after the Wisconsin company that operat ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:33 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Tree behind Algonquin home struck by lightning

ALGONQUIN – No one was injured late Wednesday when lightning struck a tree behind an Algonquin home, fire officials said.The Algonquin-Lake ...
May 12, 2016 - 8:33 am

Lake in the Hills fire destroys vehicles outside used car business (with video)

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Fire officials are investigating a fire that tore through four cars Wednesday morning outside a used car shop in Lake in ...
May 12, 2016 - 1:02 am

Construction on Harper Drive in Algonquin starting this week

ALGONQUIN – Construction on Harper Drive and Harper Court, which will include full removal and replacement of the road, is expected to begin ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:23 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

 

Mercy, Rockford health systems merger leads to Mercyhealth name change

Mercy Health System and Rockford Health System announced that the company will be called Mercyhealth, a name officials hope will unify its f ...
May 10, 2016 - 7:34 am

First dual-language Woodstock School District 200 students to graduate

WOODSTOCK – Starting first grade is daunting for many students, but Woodstock North High School senior Marshall Coalson remembers it to be q ...
May 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Algonquin picks Gilberts construction company for Snapper Field upgrades

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board approved a contract with Copenhaver Construction for the planned improvements at Snapper Park this week.Copenh ...
May 8, 2016 - 11:45 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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Oldest portion of Huntley High School roof to be replaced for $1.69M

ALGONQUIN – An almost $2 million roof replacement project at Huntley High School will encompass a larger portion of the roof than initially ...
May 7, 2016 - 11:32 pm

Algonquin official predicts 'total chaos' if Randall Road widening project killed

ALGONQUIN – After the McHenry County Board’s latest discussion about the long-planned Randall Road widening, Algonquin Village President Joh ...
May 9, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Future of roundabout near Woodstock North High School in limbo

WOODSTOCK – The proposed improvement of Randall Road isn’t the only McHenry County Board road project to be stuck in a legislative traffic j ...
May 7, 2016 - 11:31 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 Commons Rock & Shop seeks bands

Algonquin Commons is offering any local bands the chance to play live at the Commons during the month of July.Bands are encouraged to enter, ...
May 5, 2016 - 1:16 pm

IDOT safety instructor sentenced for setting fires in Algonquin

WOODSTOCK – A traffic safety educator working with the Illinois Department of Transportation was sentenced to a two-year probation term afte ...
May 5, 2016 - 12:02 am

McHenry County optometrists observe growth of digital eye strain

CARY – As an optometrist for Johnson Eye Care, Rebecca Schoepke reads all the latest studies about the relationship between eye strain and d ...
May 4, 2016 - 10:11 am

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