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McHenry County agencies highlight summer camp options for residents

CARY – This is crunch time for the Cary Park District. In a matter of weeks, registration for the district’s summer camps will open to paren ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09 am

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 am

Cary basement fire extinguished by tenant under investigation, fire official says

CARY – A basement fire in a four-unit apartment building was put out by a tenant Wednesday evening, a fire official said. The Cary Fire Prot ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:30 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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Fundraiser for Cary man with Ewing sarcoma cancer set for Saturday

CARY – Jake Kaplan was a 15-year-old student at Cary-Grove High School when a dentist found a lump in his mouth during a routine dental exam ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:34 am

Lake Atwood at The Hollows in Cary stocked for trout fishing season (with videos)

CARY – With a few brief movements, Richard Potter unleashed a flood of trout into Lake Atwood on Tuesday. The trout slid down a plastic tube ...
March 24, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Election 2015: 5 candidates vying for 3 spots on Cary Village Board

CARY – Increased communication between the public and the village, and revitalizing the downtown area are just some of the topics on the min ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:48 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

 

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47, Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hire assistant superintendents

CRYSTAL LAKE – Both Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 and Crystal Lake-based Community High School District 155 hired new assistant ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Backyard chickens off the table in Cary after zoning amendment fails

CARY – The issue of backyard chickens in Cary died Tuesday with a failed text amendment that would have altered the zoning ordinance to allo ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Two comic book shops come to Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Deneen Perron’s son worked at her used bookstore in downtown Crystal Lake, he would joke that when she died, he would tu ...
March 21, 2015 - 7:04 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&

 

McHenry County baby boomer entrepreneurs describe experiences starting off

In November 2013, 51-year-old Mike Ammer, of Huntley, found himself feeling burned out in an industry he'd been part of for 32 years.In the ...
March 20, 2015 - 5:41 pm

Cary's proposed budget moves to offset state cuts, includes road improvements and more

CARY – Efforts to offset proposed cuts by the state, an aggressive road improvement program and ongoing plans to enhance the Cary Metra stat ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:54 am

Crystal Lake-based CHSD 155 school board candidates talk bleachers, Common Core and more

CRYSTAL LAKE – Property taxes, the federal Common Core curriculum standards and the accompanying state tests and the controversial bleachers ...
March 20, 2015 - 9:41 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

 

McHenry County Conservation District sites open earlier than normal

WOODSTOCK – Conservation areas across McHenry County are opening earlier than normal this spring.Several sites already have opened and the r ...
March 20, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 155 candidate forum scheduled for Thursday

CRYSTAL LAKE – The nine candidates running for the Community High School District 155 Board will have a chance to share their views at an up ...
March 17, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Crystal Lake robotics team advances to super regionals

CRYSTAL LAKE – A group of Crystal Lake South High School students will be heading to a super regional robotics tournament next week, one ste ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:15 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $253,700

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $101,051

 

District 26 to put interactive whiteboards in all classrooms

CARY – All District 26 grade level classrooms will include an interactive whiteboard next school year after a technology purchase was approv ...
March 19, 2015 - 12:17 am

McHenry County College rolls out introductory class on drones (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bill Stockwell's hands barely moved as the drone rose straight up into the air, the four horizontal propellers whirring.The f ...
March 16, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Crystal Lake Park District among those affected by grant suspension

Two $400,000 state checks – one for work already done and another for future work – will not be sent to the Crystal Lake Park District becau ...
March 13, 2015 - 5:19 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 School District 26 receives financial reporting recognition

CARY – School District 26 for the third year in a row received recognition for its financial accountability, according to a recent district ...
March 12, 2015 - 11:51 pm

No injuries after garage fire in unincorporated Algonquin (with video)

ALGONQUIN – A garage fire in unincorporated Algonquin resulted in moderate damage to the garage's contents, but no injuries, fire officials ...
March 12, 2015 - 9:15 am

Cary police reports for March 11, 2015

• A 14-year-old Cary boy was charged Saturday, Jan. 10, with retail theft.• A 17-year-old Cary boy was charged Sunday, Jan. 11, with crimina ...
March 11, 2015 - 9:49 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-Grove Chamber to host community showcase Saturday

CARY – The Cary-Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community forum Saturday to showcase businesses, government resources and social ...
March 5, 2015 - 5:03 pm

McHenry County parents with autistic children weigh in on whether to vaccinate

The recent buzz over vaccines has brought up concerns about how they relate to autism, and among the local community of autism-affected fami ...
March 5, 2015 - 4:57 pm

75-year-old Algonquin woman taken to hospital after rollover crash on Route 31 (with video)

ALGONQUIN – A 75-year-old Algonquin woman was, fortunately, wearing her seatbelt Thursday when her vehicle hit a snow mound and rolled thr ...
March 5, 2015 - 11:06 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 seeking bids for land for salt dome

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County is looking to buy land for a new and larger road salt dome, but no takers have yet materialized. County governmen ...
March 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm

Search for Crystal Lake Central senior, 18, continues, police say

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police were still trying to locate 18-year-old Adrian Salazar on Tuesday after he left home “despondent” on Sunday and has ye ...
March 4, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Illinois state Rep. David McSweeney files bill on TIF-related bonds

A bill filed Friday would give voters a way to stop referendums tied to tax increment financing districts. State Rep. David McSweeney, R-Bar ...
March 3, 2015 - 12:15 am

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