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Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.So he and his wi ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm

2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Surve ...
March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Fire leaves Algonquin home uninhabitable

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin couple was displaced after an early Wednesday morning fire in the bathroom of their home, fire officials said.The A ...
March 25, 2015 - 9:06 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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MCC to offer art classes in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a variety of spring art classes, including watercolors, oil painting, painted wine glasses ...
March 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Algonquin man uses 3-D printing skills to make repair at food pantry greenhouse

ALGONQUIN – Jack Henderson left a 3-D printing class in February at the Algonquin Area Public Library District unsure of whether he’d ever u ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:24 pm

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 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

 

Huntley School District 158 moving 600 Leggee Elementary students under new boundaries

HUNTLEY – Later this fall, Huntley School District 158 officials will begin moving roughly 600 students at Leggee Elementary into other scho ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Two comic book shops come to Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Deneen Perron’s son worked at her used bookstore in downtown Crystal Lake, he would joke that when she died, he would tu ...
March 21, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Electronic billboard permit squeaks by McHenry County Board

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved, but just barely, its first request to erect an electronic billboard since approving new and t ...
March 20, 2015 - 1:52 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&

 

Lake in the Hills newest community to denounce proposed cuts

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills on Thursday became the latest municipality to formally push back against Gov. Bruce Rau ...
March 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Algonquin-based School District 300 parent pushes for elementary art classes

ALGONQUIN – Seeing students embrace volunteer-run art classes, a Hampshire parent recently urged school administrators to reinstate and fund ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Lakewood joins other area communities in criticizing proposed cuts

LAKEWOOD – The cuts proposed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to the state's villages and cities wouldn't hit the village of Lakewood as hard a ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:26 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 reviews $39 million budget for fiscal 2015-16

ALGONQUIN – The village this week reviewed the upcoming fiscal year’s $39 million budget, which is scheduled to go before the board for a vo ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:50 pm

No injuries after garage fire in unincorporated Algonquin (with video)

ALGONQUIN – A garage fire in unincorporated Algonquin resulted in moderate damage to the garage's contents, but no injuries, fire officials ...
March 12, 2015 - 9:15 am

Centegra's Huntley hospital passes halfway mark, workers celebrate (with video)

HUNTLEY – Hundreds of tradesmen talked and laughed among themselves Wednesday, taking a short lunch break in the cafe they built inside Cent ...
March 12, 2015 - 12:05 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Algonquin School District 300 names new Hampshire Elementary principal, administrator

ALGONQUIN – An elementary principal in Lake Zurich will become the new leader of Hampshire Elementary next school year. The board at Algonqu ...
March 12, 2015 - 12:01 am

Algonquin mom fired rifle at TV as 3 kids watch Primus music video, police say

WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin woman told authorities she was upset with what her children were watching and how much TV they consumed when she al ...
March 10, 2015 - 10:26 pm

Algonquin police reports for March 10, 2015

• Christina E. Sutter, 30, 270 Winding Canyon Way, Algonquin, was charged Friday, Jan. 9, with domestic battery and violation of visitation.
March 10, 2015 - 1:11 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, West Dundee insurance agents fined by Illinois Dept. of Insurance

The Illinois Department of Insurance has issued disciplinary actions against two local individuals in two-insurance related indiscretions. I ...
March 9, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Physical education revamped as McHenry County schools focus on lifelong fitness

WOODSTOCK – The ball moved haltingly as the fifth-graders in Jackie Anderson’s physical education class scrambled to get open.The game was a ...
March 8, 2015 - 11:13 pm

McGuire: Rudin to lead Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce

This is a time of transition. I am resigning my position as president of the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce to take the rol ...
March 8, 2015 - 5:30 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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Rudin: ‘No organization like the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce’

It was five years ago this month I began my thrill ride with the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce.Since then, with the help a ...
March 8, 2015 - 5:30 am

75-year-old Algonquin woman taken to hospital after rollover crash on Route 31 (with video)

ALGONQUIN – A 75-year-old Algonquin woman was, fortunately, wearing her seatbelt Thursday when her vehicle hit a snow mound and rolled thr ...
March 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm

McHenry County seeking bids for land for salt dome

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized. County governmen ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:15 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, Woodstock denounce Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts

Fearing drastic cutbacks to police, public works and other core governmental services, officials from two area communities this week formall ...
March 5, 2015 - 12:16 am

1 taken to hospital after crash near Algonquin and Randall roads (with video)

ALGONQUIN – One female patient was transported to an area hospital Wednesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Algonquin Road, fire offic ...
March 4, 2015 - 6:34 pm

Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney files bill on TIF-related bonds

A bill filed Friday would give voters a way to stop referendums tied to tax increment financing districts. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Bar ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:15 am

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