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McHenry County schools, college admissions warn against 'senioritis'

WOODSTOCK – Glenn Pinnau, a teacher at Marian Central Catholic High School, knows when the end of his students’ senior year is nearing. The ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

From the Editor's Desk: It's not road rage, just frustration

My 15-year-old son says I sometimes have road rage. Is it “have” road rage? “Experience”? “Participate in”? I don’t know, but whatever. I do ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:59 pm

Bull Valley to consider allowing video gaming machines in village

BULL VALLEY – The village of Bull Valley will consider allowing video gaming machines on a trial basis.Emily Berendt, Bull Valley village pr ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:51 pm

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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On the Record With: 2015 Crystal Lake Central High School graduate managing her own business

CRYSTAL LAKE – Rachel Tarlach might be young, but don’t question her ambition.The 2015 graduate of Crystal Lake Central High School went fro ...
April 25, 2016 - 11:52 pm

McHenry County sheriff will handle Bull Valley 911 calls when police are off

BULL VALLEY – Two weeks after eliminating the police chief position, Bull Valley officials are letting residents know their emergency calls ...
April 25, 2016 - 12:25 am

Peterson: Raging along Bull Valley Road

Bull Valley Road is becoming the bane of my existence.I’ve been driving it a couple of times a week for a while now between Woodstock and Mc ...
April 24, 2016 - 6:44 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 School District 155 board OKs Sage YMCA pool rental contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Community High School District 155 official hopes a newly approved contract for the competitive swimming pool at Sage YMCA ...
April 22, 2016 - 3:31 pm

Illinois overpays McHenry County taxing bodies $1.3 million

Several McHenry County taxing bodies were overpaid a collective $1.3 million because of a state misallocation of Personal Property Replaceme ...
April 21, 2016 - 12:51 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to see Sage YMCA pool rental proposal

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Community High School District 155 board is expected to see a $45,850 swimming pool rental proposal at the next regular b ...
April 17, 2016 - 12:03 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&

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 partnering with Centegra for health care panel

CARY – Students of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155, who might be interested in a medical career, are invited to hear f ...
April 11, 2016 - 11:33 am

Bull Valley eliminates police chief position, citing budget concerns

BULL VALLEY – The village of Bull Valley will operate as a part-time police department after officials said budget constraints drove them to ...
April 8, 2016 - 2:21 am

10 McHenry County students earn Helen Wright Fine Arts Scholarships

WOODSTOCK – Ten McHenry County high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 each for their talent in various areas of fine arts.The Woodstoc ...
March 29, 2016 - 12:01 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+

 

Cary-Grove High School science teacher finalist for 2016 Golden Apple Award

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Cary-Grove High School science teacher is the only McHenry County educator to make the list of finalists for a 2016 Golden ...
March 24, 2016 - 12:16 am

Bull Valley crash sends woman to hospital with serious injuries

BULL VALLEY – A woman in her late 70s was taken to an area hospital after a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Bull Valley, officials sa ...
March 20, 2016 - 5:39 pm

Bids approved for Crystal Lake South High School bleachers reconfiguration

CRYSTAL LAKE – Work to build onto the east bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School should begin toward the end of next month, Community ...
March 18, 2016 - 11:54 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $470,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $119,861

 

On the Record With: Award-winning Prairie Ridge High School college, career counselor

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paula Steiner likes to think of herself as a vessel of information.For nine years, the Crystal Lake woman has worked as the C ...
March 7, 2016 - 5:18 pm

Carpentersville, Woodstock residents injured in crash near Bull Valley

WOODSTOCK – Two people were taken to the hospital after a head-on collision Friday near Woodstock and Bull Valley, police and fire officials ...
March 5, 2016 - 12:11 am

School District 155 to pay $260K in Crystal Lake South bleachers fines

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will pay the city of Crystal Lake $260,000 in fines as a result of the dispute over the Cr ...
March 4, 2016 - 12:16 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

 

Harrison School District 36 to refund $123,000 in tax lawsuit settlement

WONDER LAKE – A group of McHenry County residents will be refunded part of their property taxes paid to Harrison School District 36, accordi ...
March 3, 2016 - 10:52 am

McHenry County high school teachers get paid more than elementary counterparts

When Cindy Mecum of Lake Geneva began her teaching career at age 21, she didn’t realize her preference for elementary education could mean l ...
Feb. 29, 2016 - 11:56 am

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 administrator leaving for District 47 position

CRYSTAL LAKE – A current Community High School District 155 administrator will be leaving and starting next school year at an elementary fee ...
Feb. 19, 2016 - 12:12 am

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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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

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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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

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