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Algonquin, IL

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Woodstock, Algonquin officials preparing for Office Depot, OfficeMax closings

WOODSTOCK – City officials are working with property owners to market an Office Depot building, as the large office supply chain starts a fi ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:46 pm

McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members recognized

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members were named recipients of the 2015 Innovative Award by the Northern Il ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:38 pm

Algonquin rejects bids for Woods Creek restoration project, pushes it to next year

ALGONQUIN – A project to restore the Woods Creek stream bank will have to wait until next year after a village committee moved to reject the ...
April 15, 2015 - 11:55 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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Slide the City event in Algonquin would have giant water slide down Main Street

ALGONQUIN – The Village Board heard plans Tuesday for a massive water slide to come to Algonquin this summer, and if approved, the village w ...
April 16, 2015 - 3:42 pm

MCC offers Mother's Day cooking, mosaic art, acrylic painting classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Continuing Education Department is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch culinary class, mosaic art or an ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:52 pm

State senators Althoff, McConnaughay to host Algonquin education funding forum

ALGONQUIN – State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles, and state Sen. Pam Althoff, R-McHenry, will partner Thursday at a community forum ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:49 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

 

New executive director named to MCC fundraising foundation

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has a new executive director for its fundraising arm.Katrina K. McGuire was named the Friends of McHen ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Algonquin introduces new mobile citizen reporting system

ALGONQUIN – Algonquin residents have a new way to report quality-of-life issues and requests to the village, with a mobile citizen reporting ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Algonquin Village Board OKs $39 million budget

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Village Board last week approved the 2015-2016 budget, which includes the large purchase of a service vehicle for ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:51 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&

 

Friends hold suicide prevention fundraiser to honor Ryan Neal's memory

ALGONQUIN – Streaks of red flowed through Trish Neal’s short blond hair, gathered at the side of her head with a black flower – red and blac ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:50 pm

McHenry County fire agencies adjust as firefighting field changes

Chief Tony Huemann of the McHenry Township Fire Protection District was the kid who grew up dreaming about jumping at the sound of a bell to ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Firefighters: Lightning strike caused Algonquin home fire

ALGONQUIN – No one was injured after lightning struck the roof of an Algonquin home and sparked a fire Thursday, firefighters said. Algonqui ...
April 10, 2015 - 12:13 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 Area Library District to celebrate National Library Week

ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Area Public Library District is celebrating National Library Week with a number of programs and events for childre ...
April 7, 2015 - 5:04 pm

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park owner sees hot future after cool season

ALGONQUIN – Keith Duck is already dreaming of the next snowfall. Duck, owner of Raging Buffalo Snowboard Ski Park, said it was a good but no ...
April 6, 2015 - 2:52 pm

4th annual Algonquin student art show now on display

ALGONQUIN – The student art exhibit in Algonquin is on display from now until April 20, according to an announcement from the village.The fo ...
April 3, 2015 - 12:20 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Algonquin's Scorched Earth Brewing seeking to add beer garden patio

ALGONQUIN – During the warm summer months, there’s nothing like sitting outside with a cold craft beer, Michael Dallas said.So he and his wi ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:39 pm

2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Surve ...
March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Fire leaves Algonquin home uninhabitable

ALGONQUIN – An Algonquin couple was displaced after an early Wednesday morning fire in the bathroom of their home, fire officials said.The A ...
March 25, 2015 - 9:06 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

 

MCC to offer art classes in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a variety of spring art classes, including watercolors, oil painting, painted wine glasses ...
March 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm

Algonquin man uses 3-D printing skills to make repair at food pantry greenhouse

ALGONQUIN – Jack Henderson left a 3-D printing class in February at the Algonquin Area Public Library District unsure of whether he’d ever u ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:24 pm

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 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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Huntley School District 158 moving 600 Leggee Elementary students under new boundaries

HUNTLEY – Later this fall, Huntley School District 158 officials will begin moving roughly 600 students at Leggee Elementary into other scho ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Two comic book shops come to Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Deneen Perron’s son worked at her used bookstore in downtown Crystal Lake, he would joke that when she died, he would tu ...
March 21, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Electronic billboard permit squeaks by McHenry County Board

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board approved, but just barely, its first request to erect an electronic billboard since approving new and t ...
March 20, 2015 - 1:52 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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Lake in the Hills newest community to denounce proposed cuts

LAKE IN THE HILLS – The village of Lake in the Hills on Thursday became the latest municipality to formally push back against Gov. Bruce Rau ...
March 15, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Algonquin-based School District 300 parent pushes for elementary art classes

ALGONQUIN – Seeing students embrace volunteer-run art classes, a Hampshire parent recently urged school administrators to reinstate and fund ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Lakewood joins other area communities in criticizing proposed cuts

LAKEWOOD – The cuts proposed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to the state's villages and cities wouldn't hit the village of Lakewood as hard a ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:26 pm

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