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Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to lay off teachers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Declining enrollment in Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 has prompted the district to lay off or reduce ...
March 23, 2017 - 12:22 am

Cary restaurant plans second location in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Cary restaurant is looking to open a second location along Route 14 in Crystal Lake.Breaking Bread Catering and Deli is ask ...
March 20, 2017 - 1:24 am

Cary Mayor Mark Kownick, Trustee Jim Cosler to face off in mayoral race

CARY – While incumbent Cary Mayor Mark Kownick said he’s succeeded in making the village a destination, challenger Cary Trustee Jim Cosler s ...
March 18, 2017 - 11:08 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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Editor's Desk: McHenry County election coverage ramping up

Although we aren’t expecting any Russian meddling or WikiLeaks scandals, the next big elections are around the corner in dozens of races for ...
March 17, 2017 - 12:22 am

Community garden plots available at Cary's Hoffman Park

CARY – Community garden plots are available to rent at Hoffman Park in Cary. The 20-foot by 30-foot garden plots are available on a first-co ...
March 15, 2017 - 11:09 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 superintendent, community members discuss open Cary-Grove principal position

CARY – About 60 combined staff, parents and community members attended a meeting Monday night to discuss the open principal position at Cary ...
March 14, 2017 - 12:28 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's Kojak’s restaurant looks to expand in new location in the village

CARY – A popular Cary restaurant is looking to move within the village and double its seating. Kojak’s owner Carrie Schuppe came before the ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:47 am

Local Family Video stores raising money for cancer research

McHENRY – Family Video stores in McHenry, Cary and Woodstock are participating in a campaign called Round It Up to benefit the Lymphoma Rese ...
March 13, 2017 - 12:45 am

Cary man injured, charged with DUI after I-90 crash

A 24-year-old Cary man was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after a crash Tuesday night on westbound I-90, west of Route 72 ...
March 9, 2017 - 12:41 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&

 

Local middle school students prepare for spelling bee in their own ways

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Spelling Bee is almost here, and some students are using traditional studying methods, while others are us ...
March 6, 2017 - 10:23 pm

Residents weigh in on Fox River Corridor Plan in Lake, McHenry counties at Cary open house

CARY – About 50 people came through an open house Thursday at Cary Village Hall to give their feedback on the Fox River Corridor Plan in Lak ...
March 6, 2017 - 1:06 am

Driver flown to hospital after Cary-area crash, fire official says

CARY – One person was flown to the hospital Friday after a Cary-area crash near West Rawson Bridge Road and Rona Street, a fire official sai ...
March 3, 2017 - 11:54 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

 

Cary-area crash closes portion of Rawson Bridge Road, causes power outages

CARY – A vehicle versus pole crash Thursday night closed a portion of Rawson Bridge Road at South Rawson Bridge Road and caused power outage ...
March 3, 2017 - 12:42 am

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

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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 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

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

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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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

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

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