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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

Cary Public Works Department to close portion of First Street to complete water main repair

CARY – A section of First Street in Cary will be closed Wednesday afternoon while the Cary Public Works Department works on a water main rep ...
Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:47 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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2 people sent to hospital after Cary crash, fire official says

CARY – Two people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a T-bone-type crash in Cary, a fire official said.Cary Fire Protection District D ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:25 am

Crystal Lake couple bought $2.25 million Lotto ticket in Cary

CRYSTAL LAKE – Lottery officials Tuesday announced that a Crystal Lake couple won a $2,250,000 Lotto jackpot prize when their ticket matched ...
Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:22 am

Cary Library holds open house after $2.6M renovation complete

CARY – The Somers family is looking forward to more visits to the library in 2017 after seeing the new renovations at this weekend's open ho ...
Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:54 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

 

McHenry County clerk files objection to advisory anti-tax referendum

WOODSTOCK – An advisory anti-tax referendum for the April 4 election filed by an incoming state representative faces an objection from the c ...
Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:15 am

Cary Travel Express holding free travel show Sunday

CARY – Local residents are invited to attend the 19th annual McHenry County cruise, tour and honeymoon travel show Sunday.Presented by Cary ...
Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:29 am

Crystal Lake Park District opens up Racquet Club to walkers

CRYSTAL LAKE – If you love your morning walk but hate the freezing cold, the Crystal Lake Park District has a solution for you.In response t ...
Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:13 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 Park District Preschool to hold open house Jan. 16

CARY – The Cary Park District Preschool is holding a preschool preview so visitors can meet teachers, tour classrooms and receive registrati ...
Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:52 am

Cary Trustee Jim Cosler challenges Mayor Mark Kownick for seat

CARY – Cary Trustee Jim Cosler is challenging Mayor Mark Kownick for his seat in the April 4 consolidated election. While Kownick said he w ...
Jan. 1, 2017 - 9:38 am

MCC seeking more volunteers for literacy tutor program

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County residents can help adult students further their education by becoming a literacy volunteer.Those interested in ...
Dec. 27, 2016 - 12:06 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

 

New hospitals head top local stories of 2016 in McHenry County

The opening of a new hospital and the modernization of another tops the Northwest Herald’s list of Top 10 local news events of 2016. The ne ...
Dec. 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm

Cary approves flat property tax levy, trustees decide not to capture new growth

CARY – Cary residents could see a decrease in the amount of property taxes they pay toward the village. At Tuesday’s Village Board meeting, ...
Dec. 21, 2016 - 10:52 am

McHenry County races take shape as candidates file for April 4 election

A number of contested municipal government races await voters in the April 4 consolidated election. Voters on that day will elect their rep ...
Dec. 22, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Crystal Lake, Cary-Grove students selected for state theater production

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Community High School District 155 students and a teacher were selected to be part of the 2017 All-State musical “Sweene ...
Dec. 19, 2016 - 1:21 am

Three Oaks Road improvements in Cary set for 2019

CARY – The section of Three Oaks Road between Silver Lake and South Rawson Bridge roads in Cary will see some changes starting in 2019. A $1 ...
Dec. 18, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County Conservation District to offer nature-themed activities during holiday break

The McHenry County Conservation District is offering activities for parents and their kids who may be looking for something to do over the h ...
Dec. 17, 2016 - 11:40 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

 

Trails allow for candlelight hikes, skiing this winter

CRYSTAL LAKE – Cross-country skiers can glide through snowy trails under the candlelight this weekend.The McHenry County Conservation Distri ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:28 am

Volunteers in Woodstock pack boxes for 45th annual Christmas Clearing House

WOODSTOCK – Volunteers moved quickly through an assembly line Thursday night in Woodstock, packing boxes of food for families in need. The 4 ...
Dec. 16, 2016 - 12:19 am

Cary-Grove High School business class raising money for national competition

CARY – Cary-Grove High School’s Virtual Entrepreneurship International class qualified for a national competition for the first time this ye ...
Dec. 15, 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 residents explain why they ring the Salvation Army bell

CRYSTAL LAKE – When walking up to a store in December, it’s hard to miss the sound of a ringing bell and someone standing near a red kettle ...
Dec. 12, 2016 - 11:33 pm

McHenry County school administrators recognized by Illinois Principals Association

Several McHenry County school administrators have been recognized by the Illinois Principals Association as the best leaders in the Kishwauk ...
Dec. 10, 2016 - 11:12 pm

Cary-Grove High School junior earns perfect ACT score

CARY – On his first time taking the ACT, Cary-Grove High School junior Paul Tschurtz scored a perfect 36. “The test felt better than some of ...
Dec. 10, 2016 - 11:12 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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Cary aims to capture new growth in property tax levy

CARY – Cary trustees will vote on whether to take an increase only to capture new growth on the village’s property tax levy for this year.Th ...
Dec. 10, 2016 - 10:44 pm

Dog returned to Cary owner whose car was stolen outside of Jewel-Osco

CARY – Hillary Kaplan has her dog, Bruiser, back after her car was stolen Tuesday while she was shopping at the Jewel-Osco in Cary.The Cary ...
Dec. 9, 2016 - 1:11 am

Cary woman: 'I just want my dog back, I don’t care about the car'

CARY – Police are seeking the public’s help as they search for a gray 2010 Suzuki Grand Vitara stolen with a dog still inside in front of th ...
Dec. 8, 2016 - 12:59 am

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