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Bull Valley Road reopens after liquid fertilizer truck struck tree

BULL VALLEY – A truck hauling liquid fertilizer had its rear tires ripped off Wednesday after hitting a tree on Bull Valley Road, police sai ...
April 29, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Illinois Supreme Court sets date for School District 155 bleacher case

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Supreme Court has set the date to hear oral arguments in the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers lawsuit. T ...
April 22, 2015 - 12:29 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 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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Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

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 District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 am

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

CRYSTAL LAKE – A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship. The team – which kept th ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

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&

 

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

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board candidates talk bleachers, Common Core and more

CRYSTAL LAKE – Property taxes, the federal Common Core curriculum standards and the accompanying state tests and the controversial bleachers ...
March 20, 2015 - 9:41 am

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 Conservation District sites open earlier than normal

WOODSTOCK – Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring.Several sites already have opened and the r ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 candidate forum scheduled for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – The nine candidates running for the Community High School District 155 Board will have a chance to share their views at an up ...
March 17, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to super regionals

CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of Crystal Lake South High School students will be heading to a super regional robotics tournament next week, one ste ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:15 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $470,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $119,861

 

Bull Valley police find marijuana, cash, brass knuckles in Wonder Lake man's car

BULL VALLEY – A Wonder Lake man was charged with multiple drug offenses after the search of a 1998 Mercedes-Benz uncovered more than 50 gram ...
March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Physical education revamped as McHenry County schools focus on lifelong fitness

WOODSTOCK – The ball moved haltingly as the fifth-graders in Jackie Anderson’s physical education class scrambled to get open.The game was a ...
March 8, 2015 - 11:13 pm

Hearing on School District 155 bleachers postponed again

CRYSTAL LAKE – The hearing on the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has once again been postponed – this time at the re ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm

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

 

Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155’s proposal to nix class ranks draws few critics

CRYSTAL LAKE – With all the stressors weighing on kids, Kim Fleer just couldn’t see getting rid of one potential stressor – and one honor th ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:17 am

Crystal Lake High School District 155 forums to explore eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Forums about whether District 155 should eliminate the use of class rank will be held next week. If the Crystal Lake-based di ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:02 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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McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 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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