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Algonquin police reports for Monday, July 25, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 25, 2016 - 9:34 am

Lake in the Hills therapy horses bring stress relief to Algonquin police

ALGONQUIN – Three miniature horses visited the Algonquin Police Department Wednesday to bring some stress relief to officers.Mane in Heaven, ...
July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am

Algonquin police reports for July 18, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 18, 2016 - 10:18 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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The Dog Waggin' in Algonquin seeking votes for small business contest

ALGONQUIN – Since Mark and Lisa Harvey opened The Dog Waggin’ in summer 2010, the company has built a base of loyal customers who trust the ...
July 15, 2016 - 1:38 am

Algonquin-based School District 300 to hold school supply drive for students in need

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit District 300 in Algonquin will look for donations Saturday for the annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.The ...
July 15, 2016 - 1:15 am

Algonquin library hosting blood drive July 25

ALGONQUIN — The Algonquin Area Public Library District will host a blood drive in partnership with Heartland Blood Centers from 3 p.m. to 7 ...
July 12, 2016 - 12:03 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

Community shows support for McHenry County area police after Dallas shooting

In the wake of last week's shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead, support for McHenry County law enforcement agencies has b ...
July 11, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Algonquin police reports for Sunday, July 10, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 10, 2016 - 8:06 am

Coffee Bar opens near Randall and Algonquin roads

ALGONQUIN – Although he has yet to spend a dollar advertising his new coffee bar, Sang Hong said Daily Projects Coffee Bar has seen a steady ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 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&

Three Algonquin businesses punished for selling alcohol to underage

ALGONQUIN – Three businesses were sanctioned by the village last week after allegedly failing underage drinking compliance checks by the Alg ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin library board seeks applicants for vacancy

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library is accepting applications for a vacant seat on its Board of Trustees.Residents of the library ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

Crystal Lake sober bar keeps providing social outlet for recovery community

CRYSTAL LAKE – Christopher Reed started drinking and using drugs the summer before his freshman year of high school with members of the hock ...
July 8, 2016 - 10:56 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

Environmental Defenders to host recycling drive in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will host a recycling collection drive from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Jacobs High ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Algonquin library hosting Summer Book Sale from Thursday to Sunday

ALGONQUIN – The Friends of the Algonquin Area Public Library District will hold their Summer Book Sale from Thursday to Sunday at the Eastga ...
July 7, 2016 - 12:13 am

Algonquin police reports for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 6, 2016 - 7:40 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who died from heroin overdose avoids prison time

WOODSTOCK – In what a McHenry County judge called his “absolute last chance,” Cody Hillier was sentenced to two years’ probation for drug ch ...
July 6, 2016 - 12:01 am

Algonquin man sentenced to prison for selling heroin

WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man will spend time in prison after he admitted to selling heroin last year.Paul S. Benzinger, 28, pleaded guilty T ...
July 5, 2016 - 11:54 pm

McHenry County Board vote keeps Randall Road project alive

WOODSTOCK – The Randall Road widening and improvement project has a second lease on life following a McHenry County Board vote to go ahead w ...
July 5, 2016 - 11:48 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 Committee of the Whole advances contracts for public works projects

ALGONQUIN – The Committee of the Whole moved forward several contracts for public works projects around the village last week.ALGONQUIN – Th ...
July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County Board to vote on Randall Road widening in Algonquin, Lake in the Hills

WOODSTOCK – A vote by the McHenry County Board on whether to allocate an additional $10 million to buy right of way will determine whether t ...
July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin man injured in T-bone crash at Route 62 and Main Street

ALGONQUIN — A 57-year-old Algonquin man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a crash at Route 62 and Mai ...
July 1, 2016 - 8:23 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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Letter: Alternative plan for Randall, Algonquin roads

When considering the intersection of Randall and Algonquin roads, I am mystified why officials feel that additional lanes allowing more vehi ...
June 1, 2016 - 5:30 am

Adult, 2 children injured in Randall Road crash in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – An adult and two children were transported to Sherman Hospital in Elgin with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash on Rand ...
July 1, 2016 - 12:08 am

Algonquin library moves forward with $7.4M plan to add 8,000 square feet

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Area Public Library officials will move forward with a $7.4 million plan that will add 8,074 square feet to the librar ...
June 30, 2016 - 12:29 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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Randall Road project heads to McHenry County Board with conflicting committee votes

WOODSTOCK – The fate of the long-planned Randall Road widening project will go to the full McHenry County Board on split recommendations fro ...
June 24, 2016 - 12:42 am

As ComEd rate falls, Algonquin reminding residents they can opt out of aggregation program

ALGONQUIN – After the base electricity rate offered by ComEd fell lower than the rate offered by the village's electric aggregation program, ...
June 22, 2016 - 11:27 am

Fire damages outside of Algonquin home

ALGONQUIN – Fire personnel from the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District spent about 10 minutes putting out a fire Tuesday o ...
June 22, 2016 - 12:10 am

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