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Part of Highland Avenue in Algonquin, Barrington Hills closed through December

ALGONQUIN – A 0.7-mile section of Highland Avenue in Algonquin and Barrington Hills is closed through December for road construction.Highlan ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:46 am

Harvard Diggins library to request voter approval for building maintenance

HARVARD – Harvard Diggins Library plans to ask for voter approval of a referendum to shuffle tax money to pay for building maintenance and o ...
Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:30 am

McHenry County schools becoming more tech-savvy this school year

Several school districts around McHenry County are starting to incorporate more tech devices into their classes to prepare students for the ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 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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Woods Creek stabilization work to start in late September

ALGONQUIN – A $759,522 streambank stabilization and restoration project is aimed at making Woods Creek in Algonquin a feature that is more o ...
Aug. 21, 2016 - 5:30 am

Area troop wins Girls Scouts' highest award for their age group

HUNTLEY – For Abby Covert, earning the Silver Award was a continuation of her family’s Girl Scouts legacy.Covert, along with the five other ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 11:41 pm

Cary, Fox River Grove voters also will get advisory anti-tax referendums

Voters in Cary and Fox River Grove will get the same opportunity as Lakewood voters to tell their elected officials via the ballot box that ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:52 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

 

Ex-Algonquin mom sentenced for shooting TV while kids watched Primus video

WOODSTOCK – A judge sentenced a former Algonquin mom to 18 months of probation after she admitted to firing several rounds into the TV her c ...
Aug. 19, 2016 - 12:54 am

Algonquin crowds celebrate Evan Jager's Olympic steeplechase silver medal

Kevin Christian felt a little spent by 11 a.m. Wednesday, almost like he had run the 3,000-meter steeplechase along with Evan Jager. Christ ...
Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:15 am

Fans celebrate Evan Jager's Olympic steeplechase heat win in Algonquin

Seeing the parking lot at Algonquin’s Buffalo Wild Wings packed at 8 o’clock is nothing new.But, on Monday, the lot was almost full at 8 a.m ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:46 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&

 

McCaleb: Pulling for hometown runner Evan Jager in Olympics

These 2016 Summer Olympics already have provided so many memorable moments.• All five of Michael Phelps’ gold medals plus a silver, bringing ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:36 am

Public hearing set for re-evaluation of Longmeadow Parkway's environmental assessment

ALGONQUIN – Residents will have the chance to comment on an environmental assessment re-evaluation for the planned Longmeadow Parkway at a p ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:18 am

Algonquin Village Board to consider Randall Road pedestrian underpass

ALGONQUIN – The village of Algonquin is considering building an underpass for pedestrians and bicyclists to cross Randall Road, years after ...
Aug. 15, 2016 - 12:23 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

 

McHenry County restaurants, grocery stores donate leftovers to support local pantries

At the end of every shift at the Olive Garden in McHenry, leftover food is bagged, frozen, labeled and weighed, General Manager Richard Mill ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:46 pm

Algonquin man renews screenwriting passion with 'the Wanting'

ALGONQUIN – When Algonquin resident Marty McGinley’s house was foreclosed on five years ago, he had no time to consider his true passion. “ ...
Aug. 11, 2016 - 11:44 pm

Interact with local police officers during National Night Out events around McHenry County today

National Night Out, an annual event that encourages law enforcement officers to gather with community members to build neighborhood camarade ...
Aug. 3, 2016 - 12:19 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $264,000

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $100,269

 

Lake in the Hills OKs Polish deli’s liquor license, business plans expansion

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Construction hasn’t started on Blue Cow Polish Deli in Lake in the Hills, but co-owner Jozef Buch said people have alrea ...
Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Algonquin library celebrates end of summer reading program

ALGONQUIN – With the start of school approaching, the Algonquin Area Public Library celebrated the conclusion of its summer reading program ...
Aug. 1, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Algonquin businesses see less traffic, more customers with bypass in place

ALGONQUIN – After the $88.5 million Algonquin Western Bypass opened and traffic regulations were put in place by the village to encourage pe ...
July 31, 2016 - 5:30 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 celebrates 56th annual Founders' Days with parade

ALGONQUIN – When an RV with a sign on it that read “This is a sign. You should marry me,” drove down Eastgate Drive during the Algonquin Fou ...
July 30, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Scorched Earth Brewing gets state recognition for being Illinois Made

ALGONQUIN – Scorched Earth Brewing Company is the first business from McHenry County recognized by Illinois Made, a new Illinois Office of T ...
July 30, 2016 - 12:16 am

Algonquin police reports for Monday, July 25, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 25, 2016 - 9:34 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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Lake in the Hills therapy horses bring stress relief to Algonquin police

ALGONQUIN – Three miniature horses visited the Algonquin Police Department Wednesday to bring some stress relief to officers.Mane in Heaven, ...
July 21, 2016 - 12:48 am

Algonquin police reports for July 18, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 18, 2016 - 10:18 am

The Dog Waggin' in Algonquin seeking votes for small business contest

ALGONQUIN – Since Mark and Lisa Harvey opened The Dog Waggin’ in summer 2010, the company has built a base of loyal customers who trust the ...
July 15, 2016 - 1:38 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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Algonquin-based School District 300 to hold school supply drive for students in need

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit District 300 in Algonquin will look for donations Saturday for the annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive.The ...
July 15, 2016 - 1:15 am

Algonquin library hosting blood drive July 25

ALGONQUIN — The Algonquin Area Public Library District will host a blood drive in partnership with Heartland Blood Centers from 3 p.m. to 7 ...
July 12, 2016 - 12:03 am

Community shows support for McHenry County area police after Dallas shooting

In the wake of last week's shooting in Dallas that left five police officers dead, support for McHenry County law enforcement agencies has b ...
July 11, 2016 - 11:44 pm

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