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McHenry County communities examine effects of red-light cameras

FOX RIVER GROVE – When the contract for the red-light camera at Route 22 and 14 comes up for renewal, Trustee Steve Knar wants Fox River Gro ...
Jan. 24, 2015 - 7:54 pm

Algonquin library plans open house to show off renovations

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District has scheduled an open house for people to view the completion of its meeting room ren ...
Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:16 am

Truck catches fire in Lake in the Hills at auto shop

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A pickup truck is now a total loss after it caught fire Wednesday. The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection Distr ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:51 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 Village Board OKs senior development

ALGONQUIN – A $38 million senior development will be able to move forward. Village Board members gave their OK on Tuesday to the Clarendale ...
Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:27 am

Homeowners near proposed Lakewood sports complex raise objections

LAKEWOOD – Traffic and light pollution were among the concerns raised about a proposed sports complex at Route 47 and Pleasant Valley Road.T ...
Jan. 20, 2015 - 10:34 pm

Holiday Hills shooting police responders are 2014 Officers of the Year

Three Island Lake police officers and a McHenry County Sheriff's Office deputy were honored last week by the McHenry County Chiefs of Police ...
Jan. 21, 2015 - 11:10 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

 

McHenry County apartment complexes show school impact formula might need update

Myra Garcia stands at a bus stop in the afternoon in McHenry waiting for her 9-year-old son to arrive after a day in school. The stop is dow ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Algonquin School District 300 propose student fee increases

ALGONQUIN – Parents in Algonquin-based School District 300 could pay $10 or $20 more to register their child for school next year.Under a te ...
Jan. 17, 2015 - 10:54 pm

Workshop planned for Fox River corridor study

CARPENTERSVILLE – A public visioning workshop for the Fox River corridor is scheduled for Wednesday.Carpentersville and Algonquin are collab ...
Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:01 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&

 

Algonquin library planning winter reading program

ALGONQUIN – With the cold temperatures, the Algonquin Area Public Library District is encouraging youngsters to read while staying warm insi ...
Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:59 pm

Burger King in Algonquin planning a remodel

ALGONQUIN – Burger King on Randall Road is looking to carry out a facelift. The fast-food chain has plans to remodel its location at 224 N. ...
Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Algonquin trustees signal support for $38M senior development

ALGONQUIN – Village trustees on Tuesday gave their initial thumbs-up to a proposed $38 million senior facility along Algonquin Road. Clarend ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:45 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

 

Lakewood hears opposition to proposed TIF district

LAKEWOOD – Woodstock Community District 200 taxpayers cannot afford to subsidize development at Routes 176 and 47, a Woodstock resident told ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 11:43 pm

Algonquin man, 75, sentenced for soliciting sex act from young girl

WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin man admitted to soliciting a sex act from a young girl, and received six months of probation. The case against Law ...
Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:44 am

Patrick S. O’Connor: Plan before leaping into self-employment

After working for someone else, self-employment can be an exhilarating change. But it’s also fraught with potential pitfalls, including the ...
Jan. 11, 2015 - 5:30 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Route 31 clear after crash at Algonquin, Lake in the Hills border near Virginia Road

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Route 31 near Virginia Road has reopened after a crash Friday morning. The crash occurred shortly after 7 a.m. and has c ...
Jan. 9, 2015 - 9:52 am

With administration move, Algonquin School District 300 identity changes

ALGONQUIN – As School District 300 administrators adjust to a new office this week, residents within the district may need to adjust how the ...
Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Algonquin police reports for Jan. 6, 2015

• Brian T. Bederske, 41, 122 Howe Terrace, Barrington, was charged Thursday, Nov. 27, with disorderly conduct.• Jason M. Foley, 31, 619 Scot ...
Jan. 6, 2015 - 12:34 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

 

Woodstock home left uninhabitable after garage fire that was deemed accidental, firefighters say

WOODSTOCK – A garage fire Sunday left a Woodstock home uninhabitable and with about $150,000 worth of damages, firefighters said. The Woodst ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Cary in the process of removing ash trees to fight emerald ash borer

CARY – During the course of the winter, workers from Trees “R” Us Inc. will be going through town. In the course of several minutes, the wor ...
Jan. 5, 2015 - 9:40 am

Menchie's to open frozen yogurt shop in Algonquin on Randall Road

ALGONQUIN – Menchie's Frozen Yogurt plans to open a store at the Randall Crossing strip mall in front of Trader Joe's near the Algonquin Com ...
Dec. 30, 2014 - 12:12 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 Sheriff's deputies shootings top local stories of 2014

The shooting of two McHenry County Sheriff’s deputies and the manhunt afterward was the top local story of 2014 chosen by Northwest Herald e ...
Dec. 31, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Algonquin house fire causes limited damage Christmas morning

ALGONQUIN – A grease fire early Christmas morning resulted in no injuries and some fire damage.The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protecti ...
Dec. 25, 2014 - 11:11 am

CL tournament to draw top tennis players

CRYSTAL LAKE – A competition featuring highly accomplished tennis players will be held early next month at The Racket Club.Proceeds from tic ...
Dec. 24, 2014 - 10:53 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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Deadline to file objections in competitive MCC trustee race approaches

CRYSTAL LAKE – Next week marks the deadline for filing objections to a candidate's nominating petitions. The ballot order for the candidates ...
Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm

Changing Faces: As McHenry County population ages, housing for seniors needed

Demographic shifts over the last 14 years provide clues to what McHenry County is going to look like in the future. We should expect to be o ...
Dec. 26, 2014 - 1:59 pm

McHenry County shoppers pick up final gifts before Christmas

CRYSTAL LAKE – With Christmas celebrations ticking closer, shoppers took to the aisles to take care of some last-minute gifts. Large stores ...
Dec. 24, 2014 - 9:51 am

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