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McHenry County communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am

Cary police reports for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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July 20, 2016 - 8:00 am

Cary-based Wendy’s holds Get Together Fundraiser for adults with special needs

CARY – The Wendy’s in Cary is raising money Thursday for McHenry County Adults Program, a non-profit organization that helps young adults in ...
July 19, 2016 - 11:29 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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Italian restaurant plans to open in downtown Cary in former Galati’s space

CARY – A developer is planning to open an Italian restaurant with a 750-degree brick oven at the vacant space at 7 Jandus Road, which previo ...
July 17, 2016 - 11:47 pm

McHenry County school officials praise decision to end PARCC testing for high schools

McHENRY – Since the state began requiring students to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) asses ...
July 12, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Cary trustee wants village to remove conditional use permit requirements for non-retail businesses

CARY – One village trustee would like to remove conditional use permit requirements for some types of office and service businesses when the ...
July 10, 2016 - 11:44 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

Cary police reports for Sunday, July 10, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 10, 2016 - 11:05 am

Cary Park District to host All City Track Meet

CARY – All athletes are invited to show off their skills at the All City Track Meet on July 14 hosted by the Cary Park District.The meet wil ...
July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am

1 in critical condition after Fox River boat crash, fire official says

TROUT VALLEY – One person was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington in critical condition after a boat crashed into a dock ...
July 8, 2016 - 11:28 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 Village Board OKs engineering contract for wastewater plant improvements

CARY – The Village Board approved a contract this week for engineering design for its planned wastewater treatment plant improvement project ...
July 8, 2016 - 12:57 am

Cary community supports infant pediatric cancer patient

CARY – When Nick and Laura Malooley learned that the mass in their son McKai’s leg was cancer, the news was devastating.“It was heartbreakin ...
July 8, 2016 - 12:32 am

Cary officials present revised design for Metra warming shelter

CARY – Village officials are hoping to put the finishing touches on the design of a planned Metra warming shelter soon after the Committee o ...
July 7, 2016 - 12:12 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 to use TextCaster to distribute emergency, traffic info

CARY – The village now will use the TextCaster messaging program to broadcast timely information to residents, the police department said We ...
July 3, 2016 - 5:30 am

Starbucks, drive-thru only Burger King making progress in Cary

CARY – The Starbucks and Burger King restaurants planned along Route 14 both took major steps forward in construction this week, Village Adm ...
June 28, 2016 - 11:47 pm

Letter: Keep Chicago politics out of McHenry County

Which local lawmaker recommended family and friends for state jobs to the Blagojevich administration in 2003? You can read the text of the m ...
June 28, 2016 - 9:36 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

Cary billboards on Route 14 to be replaced with new print signs

CARY – After it became clear there was not enough support among trustees to approve an electronic billboard, the Committee of the Whole on T ...
June 27, 2016 - 12:05 am

Cary Village Board rejects proposal for shorter cell tower on Route 14

CARY – By a 4-3 vote, the Village Board rejected a developer’s request to reconsider a shortened cellular tower proposed for the property at ...
June 27, 2016 - 12:02 am

Cary police reports for Sunday, June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016 - 8:20 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 trustees discuss possibility of modified Meyer Material petition

CARY – With the future of mining at the Meyer Material site still unclear, the Village Board continued Tuesday to discuss the possibility of ...
June 24, 2016 - 1:00 am

Cary man gets probation for setting fire to home in preforeclosure

WOODSTOCK – A Cary man will serve two years of probation after he admitted to damaging his preforeclosed home by setting it on fire, leaving ...
June 23, 2016 - 12:25 am

Crystal Lake Main Beach hosts 32nd America’s Cardboard Cup Regatta

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Main Beach was filled with people swimming, racing and cooking out Saturday at the 32nd annual America’s Cardboa ...
June 19, 2016 - 5:30 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 reschedules Battle of the Bands for June 22

CARY – The Cary Park District’s Teen Battle of the Bands competition has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Rotary Bandshell in Li ...
June 15, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Cary Park District announces children's summer concerts

CARY – The park district has announced its lineup for the 2016 summer Children’s Entertainment Series at the Rotary Bandshell in Lions Park.
June 15, 2016 - 11:38 pm

Cary police academy applications to be available Monday

CARY – Applications for the police department's 2016 Citizen's Police Academy class will be available Monday.Applications can be picked up i ...
June 15, 2016 - 5:19 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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McHenry County schools emphasize importance of data in education today

Behind every curriculum, instructional or behavioral decision a school district makes, there likely is a set of numbers acting as a guiding ...
June 14, 2016 - 11:09 pm

McHenry County libraries' summer reading programs abound

HUNTLEY – Summer reading programs across McHenry County offer prizes for participants who complete the reading requirements.Huntley Area Pub ...
June 14, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Cary-Grove Amvets to host flag retirement ceremony

CARY – Cary-Grove Amvets Pearl Harbor Memorial Post 245 will host its annual flag retirement ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.The event will be ...
June 14, 2016 - 12:16 am

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