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Cary mayoral candidates still split on Pedcor's recently opened Garden Place Apartments

CARY – Interest in Pedcor Investments’ Garden Place Apartments in Cary has been higher than expected, Pedcor Management Corp. area manager B ...
Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:51 pm

Contested races make Algonquin Township GOP primary a bellwether

The retirement of the supervisor and an effort to end a family’s half-century hold on the highway commissioner’s office makes the Algonquin ...
Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:00 am

Cary awarded for excellence in financial reporting

CARY – For the 18th consecutive year, the village of Cary has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reportin ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:59 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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Elgin man arrested in Cary battery where man put hand over woman's mouth, said 'go to sleep'

CARY – An Elgin man has been arrested after allegations that he entered a woman’s Cary business, put his hand over her mouth and told her to ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:37 am

Cary trustees mark capital improvement project priorities for next 5 years

CARY – As the Cary Village Board reviewed its capital improvement plan for the next five years, one of the top priorities regarding the vill ...
Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:39 am

Sculpture of Cary's founder to be put in Jaycee Park

CARY – When Cary-Grove Historical Society founder and President Pam Losey speaks with students, she always asks them how the village of Cary ...
Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:14 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

 

Weigh in on Fox River Corridor Plan in Lake and McHenry counties at Cary open house

CARY – The McHenry County Planning and Development Department is hosting a public open house so residents can give their input on the Fox Ri ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 11:49 pm

McHenry County sees record-breaking warm spell

CRYSTAL LAKE – “You can’t beat it” was the sentiment around McHenry County on Saturday.Record warm temperatures brought McHenry County resid ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:17 am

Cary Park District to host summer job fair

CARY – The Cary Park District will host a job fair for adults and teens looking for seasonal positions with the district this summer. The fa ...
Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:45 pm

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 police: Woman reports man put hand over her mouth, said 'go to sleep'

CARY – Police are investigating a battery complaint after a woman reported that a man covered her mouth with his hand and told her to “go to ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:20 am

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy to break ground on Cary facility

CARY – By the end of the summer, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy plans to open its new facility in Cary.The early childhood education center ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:49 am

Forum for School District 155, Crystal Lake City Council candidates set for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Voters will have a chance Thursday to hear from candidates for the Crystal Lake City Council and the Community High School Di ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:17 pm

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

 

Italian restaurant 750 Cucina Rustica opens in downtown Cary

CARY – One of downtown Cary’s newest restaurants has started serving Italian meals inspired by family recipes. More than 50 people came out ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:52 pm

Cary-Grove High School's Rebecca Saffert recognized by Illinois Principals Association

CARY – Cary-Grove High School Vice Principal Rebecca Saffert was recognized by the Illinois Principals Association this month.Saffert, who i ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:55 pm

McHenry County Mental Health Board considers partnership with local police

CARY – A new partnership between the Cary Police Department and McHenry County Mental Health Board might help residents in need get access t ...
Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:54 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Cary Mayor Mark Kownick talks economic development at business roundtable

CARY – An equipment sales and repair business relocating to the former Fox Valley Systems property is among the developments expected to com ...
Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:26 am

Cary police investigate aggravated assault involving handgun near grocery store

CARY – Cary police are investigating an aggravated assault in which a handgun was displayed to a person outside of Jewel-Osco. About 9 a.m. ...
Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:42 pm

Manny's Handcrafted Gelato and Cafe opens in Huntley

HUNTLEY – Despite the cold weather, Manny’s Handcrafted Gelato and Cafe saw more than 100 customers on its opening day Monday, owner Manny S ...
Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:19 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-Grove High School business class raises money to compete in national competition

CARY – Seven Cary-Grove High School students will travel to New York for a national business competition this spring. The school’s Virtual E ...
Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:36 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 to host parent university

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will host its ninth annual Parent University next month.The event, scheduled for Feb. 18 a ...
Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:46 am

Cary police reports for Sunday, January 29, 2017

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Jan. 29, 2017 - 9:37 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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Cary's Marilyn Penney Welch writes, illustrates cookbook of family recipes

Marilyn Penney Welch’s self-published cookbook is one part labor of love, a pinch of nostalgia, and heaping cup of happy accident. The stor ...
Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:39 am

State Rep. David McSweeney blasts robocall using his name in attacking political ally

A state representative mentioned in a robocall attacking Algonquin Township highway commissioner candidate Andrew Gasser is angrily denying ...
Jan. 25, 2017 - 12:27 am

Cary-Grove Jaycees name 2017 Board of Directors

CARY – The Cary-Grove Jaycees recently announced their new Board of Directors for fiscal 2017.The new executive officers for the local chapt ...
Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:47 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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Cary increases scope of Metra train station project, anticipates 2018 completion

CARY – Cary officials have approved an increase in the scope, and cost, of a project to upgrade the village’s more than 50-year-old Metra st ...
Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:38 pm

McHenry County Board shoots down Jack Franks' advisory tax freeze referendum request

WOODSTOCK – An advisory referendum asking whether property taxes should be frozen will not appear on the April 4 ballot.The McHenry County B ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:42 am

Crystal Lake School District 47 school board OKs 4-year teachers union contract

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teachers in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will receive 3.75 percent annual raises under a new four-year contract ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:32 am

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