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McHenry County champ out in 3rd round of Scripps National Spelling Bee

CARY – When asked what he learned from his experience in Washington, D.C., this week, Ved Patel said: "There are a lot of really good spelle ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

Cary-Grove High School's 'Cinderella' earns statewide recognition

Cary-Grove High School knows how to put on a show. The school’s spring production of “Cinderella” is one of only three nominees for “Best P ...
May 26, 2016 - 11:09 am

Cary Junior High to have 175 runners in 2nd annual 24-Hour Run

CARY – Cary Junior High will host the second annual 24-Hour Run this week. The run will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday and will continue until ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:44 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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Cary homeowner pleads not guilty to arson charge; judge denies bond reduction

WOODSTOCK – A Cary man is denying allegations that he set fire to a vacant two-story home he owned, leaving it uninhabitable.Daniel B. Knabu ...
May 24, 2016 - 10:42 pm

Village doles out $30,000 for Cary Main Street Fest, farmers market, more events

CARY – The Village Board has approved grants to help fund seven community events in its first round of awards for the new Community Event Gr ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:06 am

Cary Fire Protection District not interested in dispatch subsidy from village, board says

CARY – Weeks after the Cary Village Board discussed subsidizing the Cary Fire Protection District to prevent the district from changing disp ...
May 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 police reports for Saturday, May 21, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 21, 2016 - 9:13 am

Letter: Kick Chicago out

To the Editor:I came across something uttered by Rahm Emanuel the other day that piqued my interest. Lamenting the lack of help Chicago is g ...
May 20, 2016 - 6:20 am

Crystal-Lake based School District 155 extends superintendent contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Johnnie Thomas will be the superintendent of Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 through school year 2019-2 ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:14 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&

 

Cary Village Board rejects Meyer Material's request for 3-year mining extension

CARY – The Village Board rejected Meyer Material Co.’s request for a three-year extension on mining activities at its site near Route 31 aft ...
May 19, 2016 - 1:11 am

Cop on a Rooftop returns Friday to benefit Special Olympics Illinois

For the 14th consecutive year, local police officers will take to the rooftops of Dunkin’ Donuts from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday to benefit Spe ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:36 am

Cary-Grove High School to host 2016 Odyssey Art Walk

CARY – High School senior artists will share their work during the upcoming 2016 Odyssey Art Walk at Cary-Grove High School.The school, 2208 ...
May 18, 2016 - 12:36 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 Village Board may vote on Meyer Material extension Tuesday

CARY – The Village Board might vote on a proposed three-year extension for mining activities on the Meyer Material site, at the board’s meet ...
May 16, 2016 - 12:38 am

Jack Franks announces McHenry County Board chairman run

Ending months of speculation, Democratic state Rep. Jack Franks announced his candidacy for McHenry County Board Chairman, setting up what i ...
May 15, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Special-needs students celebrate with buddies at District 155's Life Skills Prom

ALGONQUIN – As a member of her school’s Tiger Buddies program, Crystal Lake Central sophomore Leah Fisher participates in monthly outings wi ...
May 13, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

McHenry County towns consider video gaming, community interests

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Paula Yensen said she started hearing residents’ concerns over video gaming through letters and conversations as soon as ...
May 13, 2016 - 12:11 am

Cary police reports for May 12, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 12, 2016 - 9:01 am

Crystal Lake Central High School senior earns National Merit Scholarship

CRYSTAL LAKE – The one McHenry County student to have earned a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship thus far is in four Advanced Placement clas ...
May 12, 2016 - 12:58 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

 

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 board to mull superintendent's contract, board member says

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board is mulling contract details for Superintendent Johnnie Thomas ...
May 12, 2016 - 12:46 pm

Cary man accused of selling cocaine at Lake in the Hills bar accused of punching cop

FOX RIVER GROVE – The Cary man who was wanted for allegedly selling drugs in a Lake in the Hills bar punched a police officer in the stomach ...
May 11, 2016 - 12:19 am

Cary mulls grants for 8 events, including $10,000 for Main Street Fest

CARY – Village staff are mulling how to split up the $30,000 designated for its Community Grant Program between the eight events that applie ...
May 10, 2016 - 4:36 pm

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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First dual-language Woodstock School District 200 students to graduate

WOODSTOCK – Starting first grade is daunting for many students, but Woodstock North High School senior Marshall Coalson remembers it to be q ...
May 10, 2016 - 12:45 pm

Cary picks Chicago design firm for Metra station improvements

CARY – Chicago’s Muller & Muller Ltd., a design firm with experience planning commuter stations with site constraints, will design the plann ...
May 8, 2016 - 11:39 pm

Cary's Three Oaks Assisted Living hosts prom for residents, students

CARY – For 93-year-old Edward Spencer, dancing at Three Oaks Assisted Living and Memory Care’s prom in Cary brought back memories of old tim ...
May 6, 2016 - 10:18 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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Free Bark Fest at Hoffman Park dog park in Cary

FREE – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7, Dog Park at Hoffman Park, West Main Street, CaryFeaturing specialty vendors and local animal rescu ...
May 5, 2016 - 1:38 pm

Cary officials worry fractured dispatch could cause problems in emergencies

CARY – The Village Board is considering whether to provide the Cary Fire Protection District with a "financial bridge" to prevent the distri ...
May 6, 2016 - 11:58 pm

Homeless man forced his way into Cary home to hurt resident, police say

CARY – A former Cary man faces multiple felonies after police said he forced his way into a home he had been barred from visiting with the i ...
May 4, 2016 - 11:58 pm

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