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Too much homework? McHenry County students, parents, schools weigh in

McHENRY – When Casey Hewett was in third grade, she said her homework could take up to an hour sometimes. “It stressed me out, and it also s ...
Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am

McHenry County school districts tweak teacher training

CRYSTAL LAKE – School started a little early across McHenry County for many new teachers, both just out of school and new hires from other d ...
Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:29 am

Cary Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board votes against Pedcor variance request

CARY – Cheers erupted from a crowd of residents after Cary’s Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board on Thursday voted against a variance request ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:32 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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Former Cary man admits fondling 4-year-old girl

WOODSTOCK – A 21-year-old faces three to seven years in prison after admitting Thursday to allegations that he fondled a young girl. Joseph ...
Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:32 pm

Cary School District 26 looking at lease with Montessori for Oak Knoll property

CARY – Cary School District 26 is looking to fill the vacant Oak Knoll school with a lease agreement for a Montessori, formerly located in A ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Pedcor hearing over controversial affordable apartments in Cary moved

CARY – A public hearing for a variance request by Pedcor Investments for the Garden Place Apartments will be relocated to facilitate a large ...
Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:18 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

 

Video: Human foosball in Cary

In this short video from Saturday, children play a game of human foosball at Coleman's in Cary. ...
Aug. 23, 2015 - 8:13 am

Photos: Cary-Grove volleyball practice

Sarah Nader photos of Cary-Grove volleyball practice ...
Aug. 22, 2015 - 8:51 am

Cary Maplewood School committee decides purpose, sets agenda

CARY – Members of the newly formed Maplewood committee on Wednesday said their hope is for the group’s purpose to go beyond serving as a com ...
Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:45 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-Grove, Prairie Ridge make Newsweek ranking of public high schools

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Community High School District 155 high schools have made Newsweek's annual list of "America's Top High Schools." Cary - ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 10:17 am

Cary to host public works open house with touch-a-truck, tours and more

CARY – Cary’s Public Works Department is holding an open house event to give residents a firsthand look at various equipment and public work ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 1:02 am

Cary crash sends Fox River Grove pedestrian to hospital in critical condition

CARY – A 45-year-old Fox River Grove man was in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday night while crossing Route 14 in ...
Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:45 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's Breaking Bread deli collecting school supplies for District 26

CARY – A Cary business is collecting donated school supplies for elementary and junior high students in need.Breaking Bread Catering & Deli, ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:49 am

Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 nixes class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155’s Class of 2018 will be the last with valedictorians and salutatorians. The School Distric ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:31 am

Manufacturer DOD Technologies moving from Crystal Lake to Cary

CARY – A growing manufacturer that makes commercial monitoring systems is moving from Crystal Lake to nearby Cary, as part of a expansion th ...
Aug. 19, 2015 - 12:35 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Cary Maplewood School committee to hold first meeting Wednesday

CARY – An intergovernmental committee formed to address issues surrounding the long-vacant Maplewood property will meet for the first time W ...
Aug. 18, 2015 - 10:47 am

Bleacher lawsuit costs Crystal Lake more than School District 155; documents show

CRYSTAL LAKE – The lawsuit over the controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School has cost the city of Crystal Lake more than $2 ...
Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Cary police reports for Aug. 12, 2015

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Aug. 12, 2015 - 2:41 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

 

SEECOM partners on missing children preparedness project

CRYSTAL LAKE – The consolidated emergency dispatch center that serves several McHenry County communities has completed more than 100 hours o ...
Aug. 12, 2015 - 2:12 pm

MCCD programs include look at ladybugs in Woodstock, Cary canoe trip under moonlight

LAKE IN THE HILLS – A canoe trip will take to Lake Atwood under a full moon this August.The program is one of several lined up by the McHenr ...
Aug. 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm

Cary pushes through process for Metra facility improvements

CARY – A survey of land ownership, from which Cary officials expect results in the coming weeks, will be one more item off the list that sta ...
Aug. 9, 2015 - 12:11 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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Female entrepreneurs at home in McHenry County amid growing business trend

Almost two years ago, Mary Behrens was in need of an outlet and, around the same time, she noticed Crystal Lake was in need of a kitchenware ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Cary Algonquin Road reopens after brief closure

CARY – Cary Algonquin Road at Route 14 has reopened after being closed for about 10 minutes Friday, area dispatchers said.Crews from the Car ...
Aug. 7, 2015 - 9:34 am

Cary officials: Pedcor apartment complex must file variance request to proceed with project

CARY – After a contentious consideration process, a post-approval issue has surfaced for the Pedcor apartment project, village officials sai ...
Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:35 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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Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 highlights rankings

CRYSTAL LAKE – Three of Community High School District 155's high schools made the top 100 of Illinois public schools as ranked by a start-u ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Arlington Heights man killed in motorcycle crash between Crystal Lake, Cary

A 50-year-old Arlington Heights motorcyclist died after he drove into the opposite lane of traffic and struck two vehicles Sunday between Cr ...
Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:28 am

Route 14 in unincorporated Cary reopens after crash

A crash involving two cars and one motorcycle sent one person to the hospital Sunday, said Cary Fire Protection District Lt. Frank Polivka.P ...
Aug. 3, 2015 - 1:47 pm

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