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Road construction season shaping up to be mild in McHenry County

This road construction season is going to be something that McHenry County drivers aren’t used to – quiet.Commuters in the past several year ...
March 27, 2017 - 12:53 am

Pie Five Pizza closes Algonquin, other Chicago-area locations

ALGONQUIN – Most Chicago-area Pie Five Pizza locations have closed, including the one in Algonquin, a spokeswoman for the company said.“We m ...
March 22, 2017 - 11:30 pm

McHenry County families gather for fort-building contest in Algonquin

ALGONQUIN – It started with a rhyme and snowballed from there.Crystal Lake Park District hosted its first – and hopefully annual – Forts on ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:27 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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First responders from Algonquin, Lake in the Hills train for active violence situations

ALGONQUIN – Every time there is an active violence situation – such as the Columbine High School massacre, the Aurora, Colorado, movie theat ...
March 17, 2017 - 11:38 pm

Algonquin plans $6.3M in downtown improvements in proposed 2018 budget

ALGONQUIN – The village plans to invest millions in its downtown during the next year.The proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year shows ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:25 am

McHenry County school districts address student immigration concerns

McHENRY – As President Donald Trump cracks down on immigration, McHenry County school districts are addressing student concerns on the topic ...
March 15, 2017 - 9:32 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

 

Gander Mountain to close 32 stores, including Algonquin location

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Gander Mountain is among 32 stores that the outdoor retailer plans to close after filing for bankruptcy last week. ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:15 am

Algonquin residents protest Longmeadow Parkway project

ALGONQUIN – Protesters held up signs saying the Longmeadow Parkway project is “not a done deal,” hoping people driving by would notice the s ...
March 11, 2017 - 11:14 pm

Ex-Brunswick Zone XL on Randall Road in Algonquin to reopen as Bowlero

ALGONQUIN – After about seven months of renovations, the former Brunswick Zone XL bowling alley on Randall Road in Algonquin is reopening wi ...
March 11, 2017 - 12:06 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&

 

24-hour musical event at Jacobs High School to benefit Turning Point

ALGONQUIN – From the moment they receive their scripts at 7 p.m. Friday, students will have 24 hours before they perform in the second annua ...
March 10, 2017 - 12:56 am

High winds leave hundreds without power in McHenry County

Hundreds were left without power Wednesday in McHenry County as the area was under a high-wind warning. Gusts reached 58 mph in the county, ...
March 9, 2017 - 12:46 am

Algonquin father to shave head to raise money for daughter with cancer

ALGONQUIN – Nearly every year since 2009, Algonquin resident Greg Freund has participated in the Shamrock Shave, hosted by St. Margaret Mary ...
March 7, 2017 - 11:56 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

 

Algonquin trustees consider plans for Burger King on Algonquin Road

ALGONQUIN – A new Burger King restaurant is being proposed in Algonquin at 600 E. Algonquin Road, just east of McDonald’s.This would be the ...
March 7, 2017 - 12:21 am

Algonquin Village Board considers plans for former bank property on Randall Road

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board is considering changes to the redevelopment plan for the former Great Bank/Charter One Bank site at ...
March 3, 2017 - 11:51 pm

Zion man sentenced to 28 years in Algonquin heroin overdose death plans appeal

WOODSTOCK – A Zion man sentenced to 28 years in prison on a drug-induced homicide charge in connection with an Algonquin woman’s heroin over ...
March 3, 2017 - 12:34 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Family Christian closing all locations; Algonquin Commons store set to close in 8 to 12 weeks

ALGONQUIN – All Family Christian stores are closing, including the one in Algonquin Commons, according to an announcement on the organizatio ...
March 1, 2017 - 12:22 am

Residents form ‘Indivisible’ political group in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local residents have formed an “indivisible” political group in Crystal Lake.Residents in the northern Illinois 6th, 8th and ...
Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:02 am

Contested races make Algonquin Township GOP primary a bellwether

The retirement of the supervisor and an effort to end a family’s half-century hold on the highway commissioner’s office makes the Algonquin ...
Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 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

 

Zion man gets 28 years in prison for providing fatal dose of heroin to Algonquin woman

WOODSTOCK — A Zion man was sentenced to 28 years in prison Friday for the drug-induced homicide of 21-year-old Algonquin resident Danielle B ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:35 pm

7 Algonquin businesses fined for selling alcohol to minors

ALGONQUIN – Seven Algonquin businesses were fined for selling alcohol to minors, Algonquin Police Chief John Bucci said.The compliance check ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:40 am

Warm spell gets warmer: Controlled burn season starts early for McHenry County Conservation District

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The McHenry County Conservation District usually starts its controlled burn season in late March or early April; however ...
Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 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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McHenry County marks Black History Month with activism, awareness events

ALGONQUIN – McHenry County students and residents marked Black History Month on Wednesday with multiple public events focused on awareness a ...
Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 am

Algonquin recognized for excellence in financial reporting

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 13th consecutive year for ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:12 am

No one injured in Algonquin house fire, but cat missing, official says

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District battled a residential structure fire Tuesday in Algonquin, a fire offic ...
Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:00 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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McHenry County Mental Health Board considers partnership with local police

CARY – A new partnership between the Cary Police Department and McHenry County Mental Health Board might help residents in need get access t ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

Starbucks pulls liquor license from Huntley location

HUNTLEY – People looking for the option to grab a beer or glass of wine at Starbucks locations in Huntley, Crystal Lake and Algonquin no lon ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:52 pm

Lake in the Hills plans to replace infected ash trees within 3 years

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Within three years, Lake in the Hills officials are hoping to replace the nearly 1,800 ash trees that were removed from ...
Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:44 am

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