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Algonquin police reports for Sunday, January 22, 2017

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Jan. 22, 2017 - 9:43 am

Tiger Koo’s Martial Arts Academy looks to open on Route 47 in Huntley

HUNTLEY – A martial arts academy is set to open in a vacant space on Route 47 in Huntley. Tiger Koo’s Martial Arts Academy, which has locati ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:40 pm

Driver killed in Wednesday crash was Hoffman Estates teen

ALGONQUIN – The driver killed in an Algonquin car crash Wednesday was an 18-year-old Hoffman Estates man, according to the McHenry County Co ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:40 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 police to hold class for alcohol servers

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department will hold a Basic Alcohol Seller/Server Education Training class at 9 a.m. March 8.The class wil ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 5:53 pm

Algonquin water meter replacement program to improve reading accuracy, official says

ALGONQUIN – A proposed water meter replacement program will improve the accuracy of readings and give residents an easy way to measure their ...
Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:15 am

Driver killed in Algonquin single-vehicle crash, police say

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin police officers are investigating the cause of a single-vehicle fatal crash Wednesday.Police officers responded at 1:3 ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:47 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

 

Senior living facility eyeing Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Village trustees heard plans for a senior living facility that would be built in an 8-acre lot in the northwest corner o ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:17 am

Wisconsin-style supper club coming to Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Dave Perlick, the executive chef at Montarra Grill in Algonquin, is planning to open a new restaurant in Crystal Lake within ...
Jan. 16, 2017 - 1:12 am

Algonquin trustees to consider medical marijuana dispensary on North Main Street

ALGONQUIN – Village officials are considering plans for a medical marijuana dispensary that could open in Algonquin in the coming year.The b ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:58 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&

 

Zion man found guilty of drug-induced homicide in Algonquin woman's death

WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a Zion man guilty on Friday of the drug-induced homicide of 21-year-old Danielle Barzyk.Jurors found that James F. ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 12:08 am

Medical experts differ how Algonquin woman died in drug-induced homicide trial

WOODSTOCK – Medical experts testifying before McHenry County jurors in a drug-induced homicide trial Thursday had differing opinions on what ...
Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:52 am

Letter: Man's inhumanity to man

To the Editor:I was appalled and sickened by what I read about the torture of a Crystal Lake teenager. I am not racist. There is a differenc ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:30 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

 

Jurors see texts in connection with Algonquin drug overdose death

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County prosecutors presented a series of text messages and recorded phone calls to the jury Wednesday documenting allege ...
Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:50 am

Boyfriend of Algonquin woman who overdosed testifies in drug-induced homicide trial

WOODSTOCK – Prosecutors said James Linder was profiting off the addiction of a McHenry County couple when he allegedly sold heroin to the bo ...
Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:09 am

Jury selection continues in drug-induced homicide trial

WOODSTOCK – Attorneys on Monday selected four jurors in the trial for a Zion man who prosecutors allege provided a fatal dose of heroin to a ...
Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:21 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Trial to begin for Zion man facing drug-induced homicide charge

WOODSTOCK – A trial will begin Monday for a Zion man accused of providing a fatal dose of heroin to 21-year-old Danielle Barzyk.James F. Lin ...
Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Algonquin Area Public Library District OKs schematic plans for renovations, addition

ALGONQUIN – Schematic plans for a multimillion-dollar renovation and addition to facilities at the Algonquin Area Public Library District ha ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:20 pm

Outgoing state Rep. Mike Tryon reflects on political career

There are a lot of things that state Rep. Mike Tryon will miss when his representation of McHenry County in Springfield officially ends Wedn ...
Jan. 7, 2017 - 11:11 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 man arrested on heroin, morphine charges

An Algonquin man was arrested this week in Kane County for possession of heroin and morphine.Antoni S. Wojtaszczyk, 36, of the 1-99 block of ...
Jan. 9, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Federal Highway Administration: Longmeadow Parkway will not have significant effects on environment

ALGONQUIN – With a recent finding by the Federal Highway Administration that said Longmeadow Parkway will have no new significant effects on ...
Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:35 am

Woodstock's Challenger Learning Center hires Algonquin woman as director

WOODSTOCK – An Algonquin resident and former teacher has started as the new director of the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Techn ...
Jan. 6, 2017 - 12:21 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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Families ring in Noon Year's Eve in Lake in the Hills

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Some families rang in the new year early on Saturday, celebrating “Noon Year’s Eve” in Lake in the Hills.This was the fi ...
Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:42 pm

Algonquin honored for outstanding village budgeting practices

ALGONQUIN – The Village of Algonquin has been recognized for outstanding budgeting for the 13th consecutive year.The Government Finance Offi ...
Dec. 28, 2016 - 1:23 am

New hospitals head top local stories of 2016 in McHenry County

The opening of a new hospital and the modernization of another tops the Northwest Herald’s list of Top 10 local news events of 2016. The ne ...
Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:48 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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#District300Reads encourages students to read during winter break

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 students who share photos of themselves reading during winter break can win a Barnes and Nobl ...
Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:12 pm

Gas prices in McHenry County, nation tick up in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have risen just in time for the holidays, a trend which could cause many to dig deeper into their wallets into January.This ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 12:17 am

McHenry County races take shape as candidates file for April 4 election

A number of contested municipal government races await voters in the April 4 consolidated election. Voters on that day will elect their rep ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:00 pm

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