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On the Record with: Triplegic Carpentersville photographer David Farber

CARPENTERSVILLE – Sept. 8, 1981, was the day that David Farber’s life was forever altered.After years of riding safely on a motorcycle, the ...
Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:48 am

2 Marengo men charged after landscaping burglaries

Two Marengo men were charged Friday after several burglaries of commercial lawn equipment were reported in the McHenry County area, accordin ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:48 am

McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other d ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am

Age

Under 5 Years 3536
5 to 9 Years 3941
10 to 14 Years 3534
15 to 19 Years 2581
20 to 24 Years 2590
25 to 34 Years 5998
35 to 44 Years 6161
45 to 54 Years 4983
55 to 59 Years 1470
60 to 64 Years 1136
65 to 74 Years 983
75 to 84 Years 665
85 Years and Over 180
Median Age (in years) 29.8

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Ancestry

American 957 5.1%
Arab 73 0.4%
Czech 574 3.0%
Danish 150 0.8%
Dutch 209 1.1%
English 1,084 5.7%
French (except Basque) 438 2.3%
French Canadian 83 0.4%
German 5,734 30.3%
Greek 95 0.5%
Hungarian 35 0.2%
Irish 2,517 13.3%
Italian 2,324 12.3%
Lithuanian 15 0.1%
Norwegian 468 2.5%
Polish 2,551 13.5%
Portuguese 15 0.1%
Russian 361 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 145 0.8%
Scottish 228 1.2%
Slovak 61 0.3%
Subsaharan Africa 35 0.2%
Swedish 627 3.3%
Swiss 57 0.3%
Ukrainian 29 0.2%
Welsh 81 0.4%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 0 0.0%

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Carpentersville woman accused of using knife to slash boyfriend, his truck's tires

CARPENTERSVILLE – A 26-year-old Carpentersville woman faces felony charges after police said she slashed her boyfriend with a kitchen knife ...
Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:25 am

Carpentersville fire displaces family, caused $100,000 damage to home, fire official says

CARPENTERSVILLE – A Carpentersville family was displaced after a fire caused more than $100,000 to their home Sunday, fire officials said.Fi ...
Aug. 10, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Longmeadow Parkway slated for 2016 start despite Barrington Hills opposition

Work on the long-planned Longmeadow Parkway likely will start as anticipated next spring, despite opposition that now includes one of the lo ...
Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:45 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 3,061 14.2%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 2,622 12.2%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 6,164 28.6%
Some College, No Degree 3,837 17.8%
Associates Degree 1,428 6.6%
Bachelor's Degree 3,120 14.5%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,344 6.2%
Population 25 years and Over 21,576
High School Graduate or Higher 73.66%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 20.68&

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Gender

Male 19,252 50.99%
Female 18,506 49.01%
Total Population 37,758

No injuries after Carpentersville apartment fire (with video)

CARPENTERSVILLE – A fire in an apartment complex in Carpentersville resulted in minor damage, but no injuries, fire officials said Monday. T ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:28 am

Algonquin School District 300 Foundation to stage play featuring area students

ALGONQUIN – A summer play featuring the scores of Community Unit School District 300 students will debut later this month at Hampshire Middl ...
July 13, 2015 - 10:31 am

Cinemark movie theater coming to Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee

WEST DUNDEE – An eight-screen Cinemark movie theater is coming to the Spring Hall Mall as part of a redevelopment effort that will transform ...
July 9, 2015 - 12:25 am

Household Type

Total Households 11,080
Family Households 8,792 79.35%
with own children under 18 years 5,248 47.36%

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 11,080
Owner-Occupied 8,236 74.33%
Renter Occupied 2,844 25.66&

Carpentersville man charged with armed robbery of liquor store

CARPENTERSVILLE – A 28-year-old Carpentersville man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a Carpentersville liquor store, ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Planning agency to give Fox River Corridor Plan update during Green Drinks meeting

CRYSTAL LAKE –An associate planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will attend an upcoming Green Drinks McHenry County mee ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Algonquin-based School District 300 to offer full-day kindergarten

ALGONQUIN – Community Unit School District 300 recently announced the approval of a districtwide expansion of full-day kindergarten for the ...
June 18, 2015 - 8:18 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $967

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 7,132
Median (dollars) $1771
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 1,104
Median (dollars) $534

Some McHenry County school districts think about shifting to standards-based grading

ALGONQUIN –A disconnect can exist between the grades children receive and their understanding of the concepts, the Community Unit School Di ...
June 17, 2015 - 12:49 am

Electrical fire shuts down Carpentersville businesses

CARPENTERSVILLE – An early-morning electrical fire at a manufacturing facility in the 400 block of Maple Avenue shut down two businesses and ...
June 15, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Mobile food pantry to visit Carpentersville this summer

A mobile food pantry will be available to residents of Carpentersville on three occasions this summer, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Fox Va ...
June 13, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $172,700

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $55,000

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 108 0.70%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 1,517 9.79%
Construction 933 6.02%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 2,404 15.51%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 967 6.24%
Information 322 2.08%
Manufacturing 4,193 27.05%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 661 4.26%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 2,346 15.13%
Public Administration 323 2.08%
Retail Trade 1,986 12.81%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 1,157 7.46%
Wholesale Trade 639 4.12%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 17,556

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Land

Area (in square miles) 7.9
Density (in square feet) 4,779.49

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Tammy Duckworth
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
Illinois Senate Michael Noland
Illinois Senate Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives Anna Moeller
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 18,482
Cuban 0
Mexican 16,699
Other Hispanic or Latino 1,173
Puerto Rican 610
Total Population 18,482
Not Hispanic or Latino 19,276
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 28
Asian Alone 1,444
Black or African American Alone 2,895
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 692
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 182
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 510
White Alone 14,217
Total Population 37,758

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Schools

Unified School Districts Community Unit School Dist. 300

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