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Crystal Lake HVAC company asking for donations for Home of the Sparrow

CRYSTAL LAKE – Official Heating & Cooling is acting as a drop-off location for nonprofit organization Home of the Sparrow starting Saturday.
Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:23 am

2 charged in Algonquin motorcycle crash that killed Crystal Lake man

ALGONQUIN – Two have been charged with a variety of driving under the influence of alcohol charges after October’s fatal Route 31 crash, Alg ...
Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:20 am

Students at Heineman Middle School in Algonquin raise money to build wells in Haiti

ALGONQUIN – Heineman Middle School sixth-grade students are working to raise $6,700 to build wells in Haiti.This is the second year students ...
Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:01 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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District 300 families invited to take survey to improve student learning

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 parents, students and teachers can take a statewide survey to help improve the district’s lea ...
Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:56 am

Algonquin trustees hear plans for Dunkin' Donuts on West Algonquin Road

ALGONQUIN – Construction on a new Dunkin’ Donuts in Algonquin could start as early as this spring.The Algonquin Committee of the Whole heard ...
Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:41 am

Algonquin Commons Mall celebrates holiday season

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin Commons Mall, 1900 S. Randall Road, will mark the holiday season with special offerings.Every weekend through Dec. 18, ...
Nov. 27, 2016 - 12:02 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

 

Grafton Food Pantry seeking donations for holiday meals

HUNTLEY – The Grafton Food Pantry is seeking donations so McHenry County families can celebrate a holiday without hunger.Donating $30 will p ...
Nov. 26, 2016 - 1:49 am

Fox River, Geneva Lake eagle watching event planned Dec. 10

McHenry County Conservation District officials announced an event next month that will appeal to eagle enthusiasts.Representatives from the ...
Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:49 pm

Algonquin to offer holiday lights recycling

ALGONQUIN – Holiday lights that are no longer usable can be recycled through the village of Algonquin.From Monday through Jan. 19, lights ca ...
Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 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 launches new village website

ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin has launched its new website, which features a mobile-friendly design.The redesigned website, www.algon ...
Nov. 20, 2016 - 5:30 am

Algonquin bans video gaming cafes from village

ALGONQUIN – Video gaming cafes, or establishments that have a major focus on video gaming and alcohol, will not be allowed in Algonquin.“The ...
Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:25 am

Union, Barrington Hills women start Judson University program for students with disabilities

ELGIN – When Nancy Binger of Union was pregnant with her third child, she found out he would be born with Down syndrome.At first, Binger tho ...
Nov. 17, 2016 - 12:01 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

 

Village of Algonquin to vote on estimated property tax levy

ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin is expecting to decrease its portion of property tax bills for 2016, Assistant Village Manager Mike Kum ...
Nov. 15, 2016 - 12:11 am

Algonquin trustees consider ban on video gaming cafés

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin trustees are considering an ordinance that could ban video gaming cafés from the village. The proposal comes in light ...
Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:42 am

McHenry County police agencies participate in No Shave November

Some McHenry County police agencies may start looking a little scruffy, but they’re purposely not shaving for a good cause.No Shave November ...
Nov. 14, 2016 - 12:41 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

District 300 Foundation to hold fundraiser that showcases students' artwork

ALGONQUIN – The District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence is selling boxed sets of notecards featuring students’ original artwork t ...
Nov. 12, 2016 - 10:02 pm

Crystal Lake-based nonprofit holding fundraiser to help retired greyhounds

Crystal Lake-based 4 Greyhound Racers is holding a shoe collection fundraiser through Dec. 14 with proceeds helping retired racing greyhound ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 10:53 pm

Officials needed for Special Olympics basketball in McHenry County area

Volunteers are needed to officiate home games for several local Special Olympics basketball teams for the season that began in November and ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:58 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

 

Algonquin woman launching program to recognize active military personnel

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin resident Corinne Gerstmayr is looking to start a program to recognize active military personnel in the village – inclu ...
Nov. 11, 2016 - 12:38 am

Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District wins referendum that failed in March

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District can start restoring services that have been cut and setting asi ...
Nov. 10, 2016 - 12:38 am

Crystal Lake majority oppose library referendum

McHenry County voters saw a number of advisory and binding questions on the ballot on Election Day. Here's a look at how they fared:County B ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:50 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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Republican Dan McConchie wins 26th Illinois Senate District seat

Republican incumbent Dan McConchie beat Democratic candidate Kelly Mazeski by more than 15,000 votes in the 26th Illinois Senate District ra ...
Nov. 9, 2016 - 1:30 am

Billboard advertising gentlemen's club near Algonquin causes concern

ALGONQUIN – A billboard advertising a “full nude show club” just outside village limits is causing concern for Algonquin Village President J ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am

Algonquin donates more than 1,400 pounds of vegetables through municipal garden

ALGONQUIN – More than 1,400 pounds of vegetables were harvested from the wastewater treatment facility garden in Algonquin, according to a n ...
Nov. 6, 2016 - 12:14 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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Elgin man convicted for selling synthetic marijuana through Algonquin business

ALGONQUIN – An Elgin man was convicted Friday for possessing large amounts of synthetic narcotics at his home, and for selling the synthetic ...
Nov. 5, 2016 - 12:57 am

McHenry County Chicago Cubs fans celebrate World Series win

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin residents Ronnie Doll and Melissa Brightman said they were both nervous and excited leading up to Game 7 of the World ...
Nov. 3, 2016 - 1:32 am

Algonquin opposes opening liquor license for new café

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board said “no” to a business plan for a café looking to serve alcohol and have video gaming terminals. Mi ...
Oct. 30, 2016 - 12:22 am

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