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Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to host parent university; registration ends Friday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will host the eighth annual Parent University, an event that invites parents to hear exper ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:03 pm

Neighbors in Crystal Lake South High School bleacher lawsuit to get $273K in attorney fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will be responsible for covering $273,000 in legal bills for the property owners who filed ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am

Crystal Lake to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

Age

Under 5 Years 36
5 to 9 Years 54
10 to 14 Years 52
15 to 19 Years 33
20 to 24 Years 34
25 to 34 Years 63
35 to 44 Years 116
45 to 54 Years 186
55 to 59 Years 98
60 to 64 Years 148
65 to 74 Years 125
75 to 84 Years 52
85 Years and Over 6
Median Age (in years) 52.2

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Ancestry

American 99 7.8%
Arab 0 0.0%
Czech 18 1.4%
Danish 25 2.0%
Dutch 11 0.9%
English 113 8.9%
French (except Basque) 29 2.3%
French Canadian 3 0.2%
German 378 29.6%
Greek 7 0.5%
Hungarian 6 0.5%
Irish 149 11.7%
Italian 131 10.3%
Lithuanian 7 0.5%
Norwegian 23 1.8%
Polish 149 11.7%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 22 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 20 1.6%
Scottish 23 1.8%
Slovak 0 0.0%
Subsaharan Africa 0 0.0%
Swedish 45 3.5%
Swiss 5 0.4%
Ukrainian 2 0.2%
Welsh 11 0.9%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Ex-Crystal Lake business owner sentenced for hiding $80K during bankruptcy

ROCKFORD – A former Bull Valley man and Crystal Lake business owner was sentenced to nine months in federal prison for hiding more than $80, ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:49 am

Bull Valley animal sanctuary merges with Forever Husky in Crystal Lake

BULL VALLEY – After years of running Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary out of her Bull Valley-area home, owner Nancy Harney said the nonprofit ne ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:11 pm

Crystal Lake City Council approves revised plans for Crystal Lake South bleachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – The bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School are controversial no more.The proposal submitted by Community High School Dis ...
Feb. 3, 2016 - 12:07 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 4 0.5%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 11 1.4%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 119 15.0%
Some College, No Degree 167 21.0%
Associates Degree 32 4.0%
Bachelor's Degree 253 31.9%
Graduate or Professional Degree 208 26.2%
Population 25 years and Over 794
High School Graduate or Higher 98.11%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 58.06%

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Gender

Male 533 53.14%
Female 470 46.86%
Total Population 1,003

 

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host STEM conference

Sixth- through eighth-grade girls will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math at a conference being hosted by Crystal ...
Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Prairie Ridge High School's school counseling program to receive national recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – A curriculum centered on the Prairie Ridge High School counseling program has earned national recognition for the Community H ...
Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

UPDATED: Woodstock School District 200, Lakewood to consider agreement on TIF

WOODSTOCK – An agreement set to be considered Tuesday by both Woodstock School District 200 and the village of Lakewood could prevent a laws ...
Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:29 pm

Household Type

Total Households 407
Family Households 329 80.83&
with own children under 18 years 75 18.42&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 407
Owner-Occupied 376 92.38%
Renter Occupied 31 7.61&

 

McHenry County school officials: Cost per pupil factors in location, demographics, more

Across McHenry County, school districts have spent anywhere between $8,800 to $15,400 per student, the most recent Illinois Department of Ed ...
Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:40 am

Crystal Lake committee gives thumbs-up to Crystal Lake South bleacher proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The last time the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were the subject of a city Planning and Zoning Commi ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:34 pm

School District 155 board OKs teachers union contract including yearly raises averaging 3.97 percent

CRYSTAL LAKE – A new three-year contract for teachers in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 will include an average 3.97 ...
Jan. 20, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $2000+

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 244
Median (dollars) $3306
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 132
Median (dollars) $1000+

 

McHenry County, Illinois officials explore student discipline law's challenges

As McHenry County school districts prepare to examine discipline policies in light of a new state law, some officials pointed to challenges ...
Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:30 am

Revised Crystal Lake South High School bleachers plans to get public hearing

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers issue at Crystal Lake South High School is set to return to the city’s Planning and Zoning Commis ...
Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:56 pm

Bull Valley police chief accuses Lake in the Hills man of defamation on Facebook page

WOODSTOCK – Bull Valley Police Chief James Page has filed a defamation lawsuit against a man who is suing him, claiming malicious posts on t ...
Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:20 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $470,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $119,861

 

Property owners want $300K-plus in attorney fees over Crystal Lake South bleacher suit

CRYSTAL LAKE – The property owners who sued over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers are asking for more than $300,000 to cover the ...
Jan. 8, 2016 - 11:50 pm

McHenry County winter storm causes some crashes, downed power lines

Emergency personnel responded to numerous vehicle crashes and downed power lines across McHenry County on Monday as the area faced freezing ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:52 am

Bull Valley rollover crash sends person to hospital, fire official says

BULL VALLEY – One person was sent to the hospital after a vehicle rollover Monday morning in Bull Valley, a fire official said.Woodstock Fir ...
Dec. 29, 2015 - 12:45 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 6 0.04%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 24 0.15%
Construction 34 0.22%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 101 0.65%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 38 0.25%
Information 4 0.03%
Manufacturing 86 0.55%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 13 0.08%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 98 0.63%
Public Administration 3 0.02%
Retail Trade 54 0.35%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 7 0.05%
Wholesale Trade 27 0.17%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 495

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Land

Area (in square miles) 8.75
Density (in square feet) 114.63

 

Public Library offering Monopoly tournaments

McHENRY – With kids out of school for winter break, the McHenry Public Library is offering some free programs to occupy them.A library card ...
Dec. 26, 2015 - 12:23 am

Lake in the Hills man sues Bull Valley after charges he battered police chief dropped

BULL VALLEY – The day charges that he allegedly battered Bull Valley Police Chief Jim Page were dropped, a Lake in the Hills man filed a $2. ...
Dec. 23, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry Public Library to close for holiday, start winter reading program

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.The library will start its w ...
Dec. 21, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Randy Hultgren
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Jack Franks
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 40
Cuban 0
Mexican 29
Other Hispanic or Latino 3
Puerto Rican 8
Total Population 40
Not Hispanic or Latino 963
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 3
Black or African American Alone 0
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 16
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 16
White Alone 944
Total Population 1,003

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Woodstock man injured, cited after car strikes pole in Bull Valley

BULL VALLEY – A Woodstock man suffered minor injuries after crashing his car into a utility pole along Bull Valley Road on Friday, officials ...
Dec. 18, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Objection to McHenry County Board member Michael Skala's candidacy withdrawn

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board candidate Andrew Snarski withdrew his objection to incumbent Michael Skala’s petition Thursday after Skala ...
Dec. 18, 2015 - 10:35 am

McHenry Public Library to close early Friday

McHENRY – The McHenry Public Library will close early Friday for a staff in-service session.The library will close at noon and reopen the ne ...
Dec. 10, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Elementary Schools McHenry Community Consolidated School Dist. 15
Secondary Schools McHenry Community High School Dist. 156
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155
Unified School Districts Woodstock Community Unit School Dist. 200

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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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VIDEO: Moehling Christmas Tree Farm in Bull Valley

BULL VALLEY — The Moehling Christmas Tree Farm started in 2004 and has grown in the years since. PHOTOS: Moehling Christmas Tree in Bull Va ...
Dec. 8, 2015 - 6:49 pm

Bull Valley police ID Woodstock man killed in crash

BULL VALLEY – A 67-year-old Woodstock man died after he was struck by an SUV while standing near his broken-down car on Mason Hill Road, Bul ...
Dec. 8, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Bull Valley crash sends man to hospital in critical condition, fire official says

BULL VALLEY – A two-vehicle crash in Bull Valley sent one man to the hospital in critical condition Monday, a fire official said.McHenry Tow ...
Dec. 7, 2015 - 9:34 pm

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