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Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s sign ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The conclusion came as Crystal Lake-based Co ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 approves balanced budget despite initial deficit worries

CRYSTAL LAKE – An influx of state dollars could push Community High School District 155 into the black this budget year, a school official s ...
July 23, 2015 - 9:23 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-based School District 155 reaches new agreement for swim teams

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 swimmers will have a pool this coming school year. The district’s school board unanimously ...
July 22, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Former Cary-Grove High School teacher awarded presidential award in teaching

CARY – A former Cary-Grove High School teacher has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Tea ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Crystal Lake Central High School ranks 4th in Illinois in Vocabulary Bowl

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central High School students have mastered 13,253 words, putting them in fourth place in the state and 95th in t ...
July 6, 2015 - 10:52 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's pool agreement falls through

CRYSTAL LAKE – The LifeTime Fitness corporate office won’t be signing off on an agreement that would have given Community High School Distri ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Crystal Lake School District 155 changes official public-comment policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – A written policy had required those wanting to speak during Community High School District 155’s school board meetings to giv ...
June 22, 2015 - 10:31 am

Crystal Lake School District 155 superintendent awarded maximum bonus

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s superintendent will receive the maximum bonus allowed under his contract, the school boa ...
July 21, 2015 - 9:20 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&

 

District 155 moves swimming program from Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake after cost hike

CRYSTAL LAKE – The price tag to swim at the renovated Sage YMCA of Metro Chicago is just too high for Community High School District 155. Th ...
June 18, 2015 - 11:59 pm

McHenry County court costs balloon fines with variety of fees

Tom Venezio tends to drive a little too fast. His lead foot caught up with him in January 2014, when Bull Valley police issued him a speedin ...
June 18, 2015 - 12:45 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 weighs eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – School board members were hesitant during a discussion on eliminating class rank at Community High School District 155, as th ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:17 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+

 

Crystal Lake High School District 155 projects deficit for 2015-16 budget

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 could be in the red more than half a million dollars by the end of the 2015-16 budget year ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:44 pm

School District 155 board member: Streaming meetings not cost-effective

CRYSTAL LAKE – Streaming school board meetings online would cost Community High School District 155 about $14,000, its director of technolog ...
June 10, 2015 - 12:58 am

Lakewood conflict of interest marred MCC campaign, former manager says

LAKEWOOD – Two of the men behind a controversial sports complex project were on a list of potential volunteers put together by the village p ...
June 4, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $470,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $119,861

 

Crystal Lake City Council rejects School District 155 bleacher request

CRYSTAL LAKE – A plan that would make some changes to the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has been rejected by the ...
June 3, 2015 - 12:43 am

Class of 2015: Cary-Grove graduates 440 students with laughs, advice

CARY – The names were called, photos were taken and the principal wore a feather boa, "rock star" sunglasses and a tiara while giving the gr ...
May 31, 2015 - 12:17 am

Crystal Lake-based school districts 155, 47 bus service director earns certification

CRYSTAL LAKE – The assistant director for Crystal Lake Community School District 47 and Community High School District 155's shared bus serv ...
May 27, 2015 - 9:25 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

 

Cary-Grove seniors showcase artwork at Odyssey Artwalk

CARY – The Cary-Grove High School Odyssey Artwalk was senior Sydney Romero’s first show. Her collection of sculptures – a tea set with Man i ...
May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am

Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes ...
May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

Cary-Grove student confirmed to have bacterial meningitis

CARY – ​A Cary-Grove High School student has a confirmed case of bacterial meningitis, the school district reported. The McHenry County Heal ...
May 10, 2015 - 5:07 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 College Board of Trustees picks new chairman

CRYSTAL LAKE – The board that oversees McHenry County College has a new leader, but the “philosophies and direction” of the board “won’t cha ...
May 7, 2015 - 11:49 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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