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Lawn mower catches fire before blaze destroys Cary garage (with video)

CARY – A Cary homeowner saw his lawn mower in flames and heard an explosion before a fire destroyed his detached garage Friday, firefighters ...
April 17, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Cary man charged with robbing Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A 45-year-old Cary man was charged Thursday with robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Woodstock, after local police arrested him ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 am

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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Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 pm

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

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

 

Possession of e-cigarettes by minors prohibited in Cary

CARY – It’s now prohibited locally for minors in Cary to be in possession of electronic cigarettes.E-cigarettes now are considered a tobacco ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm

Cary passes $21.1 million budget for 2015-2016

CARY – Tossing out four vacated village positions and leveling village employee wages were key pieces in putting together the balanced budge ...
April 10, 2015 - 5:30 am

No injuries after school bus struck in Cary-Grove High School parking lot, police say

CARY – There apparently were no injuries Thursday after a school bus with students aboard was struck by another vehicle in the parking lot o ...
April 10, 2015 - 12:06 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&

 

Unpopular decisons propel Cary, Lakewood write-ins, others to victory

The 10 percent of McHenry County voters who cast ballots in Tuesday’s election sent two village boards and a school district the powerful me ...
April 9, 2015 - 12:49 am

Strong write-in showing delays Cary Village Board election results

CARY – The victors of the five-way Cary Village Board race remained unknown early Wednesday morning because of a strong showing by write-in ...
April 8, 2015 - 1:01 am

Crystal Lake-based District 155 race: 3 newcomers to join school board (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three newcomers will join the Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 Board, according to the unofficial elect ...
April 8, 2015 - 12:18 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 Park District hires group to start 10-year comprehensive planning

CARY – The Cary Park District Board of Commissioners decided on a Naperville-based firm to help create a 10-year comprehensive master plan.T ...
April 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm

Election 2015: Contested McHenry County races abound on Tuesday ballot

OK, voters, it’s up to you this Tuesday.More than 40 races to determine who represents you – or who doesn’t – on city councils, school board ...
April 4, 2015 - 10:41 pm

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to world championship

CRYSTAL LAKE – A robotics team made up of Crystal Lake high school students has advanced to the world championship. The team – which kept th ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Cary District 26 school board candidates discuss technology, financial stability

CARY – As of early February, four people had thrown their names into the running for spots on the Cary School District 26 Board, making the ...
April 1, 2015 - 11:18 pm

Road construction season arrives in McHenry County

The widening of Route 14 between Crystal Lake and Woodstock is by far the largest item that workers this year will cross off McHenry County’ ...
March 31, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Woman injured in Oakwood Hills scooter crash

OAKWOOD HILLS – A 27-year-old Oakwood Hills woman was flown to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville after crashing a scooter Mond ...
March 31, 2015 - 10:54 pm

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

 

Flight for Life called in Cary

CARY – Flight for Life has been called to a single-vehicle crash on Lake Shore Drive. The Cary Fire Protection District responded to the sce ...
March 30, 2015 - 11:36 pm

McHenry County agencies highlight summer camp options for residents

CARY – This is crunch time for the Cary Park District. In a matter of weeks, registration for the district’s summer camps will open to paren ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09 am

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 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 basement fire extinguished by tenant under investigation, fire official says

CARY – A basement fire in a four-unit apartment building was put out by a tenant Wednesday evening, a fire official said. The Cary Fire Prot ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am

Lake Atwood at The Hollows in Cary stocked for trout fishing season (with videos)

CARY – With a few brief movements, Richard Potter unleashed a flood of trout into Lake Atwood on Tuesday. The trout slid down a plastic tube ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm

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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Election 2015: 5 candidates vying for 3 spots on Cary Village Board

CARY – Increased communication between the public and the village, and revitalizing the downtown area are just some of the topics on the min ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Backyard chickens off the table in Cary after zoning amendment fails

CARY – The issue of backyard chickens in Cary died Tuesday with a failed text amendment that would have altered the zoning ordinance to allo ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:34 pm

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