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Algonquin, IL

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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

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 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

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 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

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&

 

No injuries after Algonquin chimney fire

ALGONQUIN – There were no injuries reported after a chimney fire broke out Wednesday night in Algonquin, firefighters said. The Algonquin-La ...
Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Algonquin Library District prepares to begin administrative librarian search

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District is preparing to start its search for a new administrative librarian to run the distri ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:02 am

McHenry County health department lays out Affordable Care Act insurance options

WOODSTOCK – With an open enrollment period through the Affordable Care Act approaching, several presentations in English and Spanish will la ...
Nov. 12, 2014 - 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 police reports for Nov. 10, 2014

• Thomas M. Del Regno, 57, 1431 Boulder Bluff Lane, Algonquin, was charged Thursday, Oct. 16, with domestic battery.• Charmaine R. Ebert, 45 ...
Nov. 10, 2014 - 12:10 pm

Property tax assessment appeal clock starts for Grafton Township

The clock has started for property owners in Grafton Township to appeal their property assessments if they so choose. Homeowners and busines ...
Nov. 11, 2014 - 12:14 am

Planned Thornton's gas station approved for Algonquin's east end

ALGONQUIN – A planned Thornton's gas station can move forward after receiving a blessing from the Algonquin Village Board. Whether the proje ...
Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:04 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Veterans art exhibit at Algonquin library

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District will have portraits of veterans on display through December at the main branch at 260 ...
Nov. 5, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Friends of Algonquin library to hold fall sale

ALGONQUIN – The Friends of the Algonquin Area Public Library District have scheduled their Fall Festival of Books Sale to begin on Thursday.
Nov. 4, 2014 - 12:37 pm

Crystal Lake Park District to offer pickleball

CRYSTAL LAKE – The chance to wield a pickleball paddle is being offered at the Crystal Lake Park District's Racket Club.Pickleball, a cross ...
Nov. 4, 2014 - 9:18 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

 

On the Record With ... McHenry County Mental Health Board director Scott Block

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County agency that funds mental health groups will have a local at the helm. Scott Block, who lives in Crystal La ...
Nov. 3, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Gander Mountain opens in Algonquin

The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Gander Mountain. Among those pictured are ...
Oct. 2, 2014 - 5:30 am

Firefighters battle brush fire in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – Firefighters for more than two-and-a-half hours on Saturday were on scene of a brush fire with numerous hot spots, the Algonquin ...
Nov. 1, 2014 - 3:18 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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Lake in the Hills man ticketed for crash at Randall, Algonquin Roads

ALGONQUIN – A 22-year-old Lake in the Hills man was charged with failure to yield after a crash at Algonquin and Randall roads, the Algonqui ...
Nov. 1, 2014 - 12:01 am

Former Algonquin man accused of double homicide in parents' shooting blasts attorneys

WOODSTOCK – Against the advice of his attorney, and warnings from the judge, a former Algonquin man facing a possible life sentence on doubl ...
Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Commercial building in Algonquin goes to auction

ALGONQUIN – A 30,454-square-foot building in Algonquin is headed to auction.The property is one of more than 90 listings in an online auctio ...
Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:34 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools
Secondary 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 to hold document shredding event

ALGONQUIN – Groot, the village's trash hauler, has scheduled a free document shredding event for village residents.Materials that will be ac ...
Oct. 30, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Algonquin superintendent named president of Illinois Arborist Association

ALGONQUIN – The village's General Services Superintendent Steve Ludwig has been named president of the Illinois Arborist Association.Ludwig ...
Oct. 30, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Algonquin police chief to retire after nearly 30 years on job

ALGONQUIN – The village will have a new police chief in December. Chief Russell Laine, who has led Algonquin’s police department since 1985, ...
Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:15 am

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