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Cary District 26 raises $11,000 for families affected by January fire

Efforts by District 26 and the surrounding community have garnered more than $11,000 in donations for five families displaced by a January a ...
NEW: March 2, 2015 - 2:47 pm

Hearing on School District 155 bleachers postponed again

CRYSTAL LAKE – The hearing on the controversial Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has once again been postponed – this time at the re ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:28 pm

Cary District 26 keeps A2 credit rating as Moody's drops negative outlook

CARY – Cost-cutting moves made in recent years by Cary District 26 have resulted in the removal of a negative outlook on the district's cred ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 12:45 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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Revised plan for Fox Bluff Conservation Area centers on Camp Algonquin

WOODSTOCK – The former Camp Algonquin site would be the focal point of the 279-acre Fox Bluff Conservation Area under a proposed master plan ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Crystal Lake woman charged with DUI in Cary crash

CARY – A three-vehicle crash in Cary on Tuesday afternoon resulted in a 30-year-old Crystal Lake woman being charged with driving under the ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Cary School District 26 to offer full-day kindergarten to all students

CARY – Starting next school year, full-day kindergarten will be available to all District 26 students after a staffing plan was approved Mon ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:26 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 man featured in University of Phoenix scholarship ad campaign (with video)

CARY – Curtis Sampson, 36, was a first-generation college student who didn’t stop with an undergraduate degree, and now his experience could ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry County’s martial arts industry continues growing

CARY – Local martial arts businesses are fighting back and taking new ground after being squeezed during the recession.Signs of increasing g ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am

McHenry County authorities: Social media changing missing persons investigations

CARY – When Tina Leigh of Wauconda saw posts in January about a Cary man who had gone missing, she decided she was going to help find him."I ...
Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:45 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 School District 26 looking to expand full-day kindergarten, ELL program

CARY – District 26 is looking to expand its full-day kindergarten so it would be available to all students, according to a proposed staffing ...
Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:47 pm

Cary Park District to hold job fair for summer jobs

CARY – The Cary Park District will host a job fair for adults and teenagers looking for seasonal summer positions with the park district.Acc ...
Feb. 17, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Computer science growing focus of some McHenry County area schools

WOODSTOCK – When Woodstock North High School tried to roll out a computer programming class in Sidney Smith’s senior year, he and his friend ...
Feb. 15, 2015 - 10:55 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 zoning board has questions over backyard chickens

CARY – Zoning board members want more information before making a recommendation on whether the village should allow residential chickens. T ...
Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:15 am

Cary president in state of village address: We've saved taxpayers' money (with video)

CARY – Village President Mark Kownick emphasized how collaboration among people and organizations helps with the success of the town. “We’ve ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 11:20 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155’s proposal to nix class ranks draws few critics

CRYSTAL LAKE – With all the stressors weighing on kids, Kim Fleer just couldn’t see getting rid of one potential stressor – and one honor th ...
Feb. 11, 2015 - 9:17 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

Crystal Lake High School District 155 forums to explore eliminating class rank

CRYSTAL LAKE – Forums about whether District 155 should eliminate the use of class rank will be held next week. If the Crystal Lake-based di ...
Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:02 pm

Election 2015: Write-in candidates file for Crystal Lake mayor, Cary trustee races

WOODSTOCK – Write-in candidates are aiming to make the races for Crystal Lake mayor and Cary trustees competitive.By the end of the day Thur ...
Feb. 6, 2015 - 12:07 am

McHenry County schools add ethnic studies classes as study shows boost in test scores

WOODSTOCK – The class started – like a lot of high school courses do – with a journal question. Students were asked to spend a few minutes j ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 11:51 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

 

Cary changes brush collection services

CARY – The village has changed the way it's collecting brush. The Cary Village Board on Tuesday approved switching to twice-a-year collectio ...
Feb. 5, 2015 - 12:14 am

Cary plans $1.5 million in road resurfacing as part of capital plan

CARY – Village officials are looking at carrying out $1.5 million worth of road resurfacing this year as part of their capital improvement p ...
Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:31 am

Cary police officers honored for role in saving lives during fire (with video)

CARY – Four members of the Cary Police Department were honored Tuesday during a Village Board meeting for their roles in helping save 16 peo ...
Feb. 4, 2015 - 2:18 pm

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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Charges filed in Cary catalytic converter thefts

CARY – Police have charged two people in connection with the theft of four catalytic converters in November from the village's Metra lot, ac ...
Feb. 3, 2015 - 9:19 am

NerdWallet names Cary 1 of best cities in Illinois for young families

CARY – Cary was ranked third in the state by NerdWallet as one of the best cities for young families. The analysis looked at towns with at l ...
Feb. 3, 2015 - 9:36 am

Crystal Lake South High School bleachers: Zoning hearing for District 155 rescheduled

CRYSTAL LAKE – The controversial bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will not before the city's Planning and Zoning Commission next ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 6:18 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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No children on school buses involved in Crystal Lake crash

CRYSTAL LAKE – An crash involving two school buses caused only minor injuries, a fire official said. No children were on the buses when one ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:08 am

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt at Randall Crossing in Algonquin grand opening set for Saturday

ALGONQUIN – Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, the latest addition to Randall Crossing in Algonquin, will give away frozen yogurt and T-shirts, and wi ...
Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:02 am

Lakewood approves TIF district at Route 47, 176

LAKEWOOD – A special taxing district centered on the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 was approved following two confused and lengthy meeti ...
Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:33 am

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