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Cary District 26 Board of Education seeking new board member

CARY – The Cary School District 26 Board is accepting applications for an open seat on the board that must be filled by appointment.The seat ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:22 am

Prairie Ridge High School celebrating its 20th year since inception

CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge High School is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with various events.Prairie Ridge principal Steven Ko ...
Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:17 am

Cary bakers can start home businesses with 'cupcake law'

CARY – Cary baker Becky Dula Czarnik hopes to one day open a cake studio in the village with a space for parties and classes. For now, the m ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 11:48 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 1189
5 to 9 Years 1684
10 to 14 Years 1513
15 to 19 Years 1502
20 to 24 Years 1014
25 to 34 Years 1705
35 to 44 Years 2812
45 to 54 Years 3689
55 to 59 Years 1235
60 to 64 Years 767
65 to 74 Years 647
75 to 84 Years 318
85 Years and Over 127
Median Age (in years) 36.7

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Ancestry

American 820 3.8%
Arab 24 0.1%
Czech 216 1.0%
Danish 129 0.6%
Dutch 442 2.1%
English 1,337 6.2%
French (except Basque) 692 3.2%
French Canadian 76 0.4%
German 6,356 29.5%
Greek 274 1.3%
Hungarian 192 0.9%
Irish 3,961 18.4%
Italian 2,047 9.5%
Lithuanian 76 0.4%
Norwegian 489 2.3%
Polish 2,626 12.2%
Portuguese 0 0.0%
Russian 321 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 133 0.6%
Scottish 260 1.2%
Slovak 138 0.6%
Subsaharan Africa 21 0.1%
Swedish 658 3.1%
Swiss 41 0.2%
Ukrainian 105 0.5%
Welsh 60 0.3%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 16 0.1%

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One incumbent, three challengers seek voter nod for McHenry County Board District 1

A Republican incumbent, a Republican newcomer and two Democratic challengers will face off Nov. 8 for two open seats representing District 1 ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 1:27 pm

Cary moves forward with West Lake subdivision development plans

CARY – Revised plans for a development in the West Lake subdivision in Cary were presented to the Committee of the Whole after trustees prev ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:49 am

Editor's Desk: Sage invests in McHenry County, its workers

I mentioned earlier this week that members of the Northwest Herald’s Editorial Board have been meeting with candidates in contested races of ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:24 am

Education

Less than 9th Grade 210 1.9%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 365 3.2%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 1,862 16.5%
Some College, No Degree 2,341 20.7%
Associates Degree 807 7.1%
Bachelor's Degree 3,803 33.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 1,912 16.9%
Population 25 years and Over 11,300
High School Graduate or Higher 94.91%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 50.57&

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Gender

Male 9,056 49.75%
Female 9,146 50.25%
Total Population 18,202

 

Cary woman awaits second heart transplant

CARY – About two and a half years ago, Cary resident Amy Lanning-Becerra’s life was changed after she received a heart transplant.The 37-yea ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:19 am

Cary police reports for Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 8:55 am

Sage Products in Cary plans 27-acre expansion, expects to add 350 jobs

CARY – A 27-acre expansion of Sage Products in Cary is expected to create 350 jobs within five years, Village Administrator Chris Clark said ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:39 am

Household Type

Total Households 5,881
Family Households 4,974 84.57&
with own children under 18 years 2,672 45.43%

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 5,881
Owner-Occupied 5,290 89.95%
Renter Occupied 591 10.04&

 

McHenry County Board approves Chris Christensen to fill vacant seat

WOODSTOCK – Businessman Chris Christensen officially replaced Nick Provenzano on the McHenry County Board – for a little more than two month ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:24 am

Cary native Rick Carone keeps fighting cancer through batting practice, foundation

Rick Carone didn’t feel well. Days after surgery, he arrived at U.S. Cellular Field for batting practice.Carone had a nerve block inserted i ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:26 am

Cary-Grove High School freshman starts band to benefit children’s hospital

CARY – After Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago saved his life, Cary-Grove High School freshman Matthew Jazwinski is giv ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:35 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $966

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 4,490
Median (dollars) $2155
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 800
Median (dollars) $699

 

Cary to hold 3rd annual Main Street Fest to benefit local nonprofits

CARY – The third annual Cary Main Street Fest will feature live music, local food and drinks and family activities. The event, hosted by th ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:24 am

Woman sent to hospital after Cary rollover, fire official says

CARY – A woman was transported to the hospital Monday morning after her vehicle rolled over on Route 14 in Cary, officials said.Cary Deputy ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:40 am

Cary theater company sued for injury on Batavia stage

BATAVIA – A Cary-based theater company has been sued for injuries to a teen who took part in a February 2015 production of "Aladdin" that us ...
Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:38 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Cary hears plans for proposed residential development in West Lake subdivision

CARY – A developer is looking to build more than 60 single-family homes in the West Lake subdivision in Cary – an area that hasn’t seen grow ...
Sept. 12, 2016 - 12:26 am

Italian restaurant in Cary plans for mid-October opening

CARY – When 750 Cucina Rustica opens in downtown Cary, co-owner Sallie LoBue said she hopes people will come to enjoy family time, a date, a ...
Sept. 11, 2016 - 12:05 am

Cary man gets prison for Crystal Lake, Woodstock bank robberies

ROCKFORD – A Cary man was sentenced to 49 months in prison Wednesday in federal court after he admitted to robbing two McHenry County banks ...
Sept. 9, 2016 - 12:30 am

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 29 0.19%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 628 4.05%
Construction 444 2.86%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 1,834 11.83%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 992 6.40%
Information 296 1.91%
Manufacturing 1,516 9.78%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 344 2.22%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 1,295 8.35%
Public Administration 274 1.77%
Retail Trade 1,069 6.90%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 432 2.79%
Wholesale Trade 304 1.96%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 9,457

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Land

Area (in square miles) 6.27
Density (in square feet) 2,903.03

 

Cary Village Board OKs engineering, design services for downtown streetscape project

CARY – An engineering and design services agreement approved Tuesday by the Cary Village Board will provide the village with the costs and s ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 1:05 am

Cary seeking applicants for police officer eligibility list

CARY – Village officials announced Wednesday that Cary is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in joining the Cary Police Dep ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 1:06 am

Nick Provenzano officially steps down from McHenry County Board

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Board member Nick Provenzano, R-McHenry, officially resigned his seat Wednesday, the day after attending his fina ...
Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:57 am

Political Leaders

President Barack Obama
U.S. Senate Richard Durbin
U.S. Senate Mark Kirk
U.S. House of Representatives Peter Roskam
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeney

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 1,752
Cuban 0
Mexican 1,599
Other Hispanic or Latino 81
Puerto Rican 72
Total Population 1,752
Not Hispanic or Latino 16,450
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 0
Asian Alone 273
Black or African American Alone 81
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 0
Two or More Races 145
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 0
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 145
White Alone 15,951
Total Population 18,202

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McHenry County prosecutors file additional sex assault charge against Florida man

WOODSTOCK — A Florida man accused of sexually assaulting two young girls in Cary is facing an additional charge of predatory criminal sexual ...
Sept. 7, 2016 - 12:31 am

Letter: A city block

I’m pretty sure everyone has sounded in on the violence in Chicago. We’ve heard from the president, our presidential candidates, as well as ...
Sept. 6, 2016 - 5:30 am

Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care in Cary to hold health and wellness fair

CARY – Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care will be holding a free health and wellness fair Thursday.About a dozen health care provide ...
Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:02 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Cary Community Consolidated School Dist. 26
Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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Electronic recycling event to be held for Cary residents

CARY – Cary residents are invited to a free recycling event to dispose of old electronics.The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at ...
Sept. 3, 2016 - 11:25 pm

Our view: Educating young voters

Thumbs up: To the McHenry County Clerk’s Office and the League of Women Voters, who will hold mock elections at seven area high schools to h ...
Sept. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County-area hot air balloon operators confident in safety of rides

HARVARD – Organizers of the inaugural Harvard Balloon Fest are prepared to host about 10,000 people a day Labor Day weekend at Milky Way Par ...
Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:47 pm

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