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Organizers gear up for 2nd Crystal Lake Patriot Run to benefit veterans

CRYSTAL LAKE – After a successful inaugural year, the Patriot Run will be back on the streets of Crystal Lake in June.Organizer Mike Splitt ...
NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:45 am

Crystal Lake Park District's state funding for after-school programs, camps in jeopardy

CRYSTAL LAKE – State funding for many of the families that use the Crystal Lake Park District’s day camps and after-school programs as their ...
May 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm

Kalck’s Butcher Shop marks 40 years

CRYSTAL LAKE – Behind the counter of cold cuts, Ken Kalck walked back and forth, preparing and packaging beef, pork and poultry for sale at ...
May 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm

Age

Under 5 Years 2936
5 to 9 Years 3041
10 to 14 Years 3384
15 to 19 Years 3635
20 to 24 Years 1960
25 to 34 Years 5304
35 to 44 Years 5943
45 to 54 Years 6425
55 to 59 Years 2394
60 to 64 Years 1653
65 to 74 Years 2255
75 to 84 Years 1299
85 Years and Over 638
Median Age (in years) 35.2

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Ancestry

American 1,749 3.9%
Arab 75 0.2%
Czech 538 1.2%
Danish 354 0.8%
Dutch 611 1.3%
English 3,078 6.8%
French (except Basque) 1,057 2.3%
French Canadian 112 0.2%
German 12,235 27.0%
Greek 285 0.6%
Hungarian 230 0.5%
Irish 7,766 17.1%
Italian 4,837 10.7%
Lithuanian 464 1.0%
Norwegian 1,363 3.0%
Polish 5,874 13.0%
Portuguese 120 0.3%
Russian 720 1.6%
Scotch-Irish 533 1.2%
Scottish 646 1.4%
Slovak 88 0.2%
Subsaharan Africa 265 0.6%
Swedish 1,740 3.8%
Swiss 117 0.3%
Ukrainian 198 0.4%
Welsh 235 0.5%
West Indian (excluding Hispanic Origin Groups) 44 0.1%

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Portion of Crystal Lake's West Bay to be treated with herbicide

CRYSTAL LAKE – The northern areas of Crystal Lake’s West Bay will be treated with an aquatic herbicide this week.Hey and Associates Inc. wil ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm

MCCD to offer story time at Crystal Lake-based education center

CRYSTAL LAKE – A springtime story will be followed by an exploratory hike and craft at a weekend program for children.The McHenry County Con ...
May 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm

McHenry's SleepOut for Shelter raises more than $180,000

McHENRY – This year’s SleepOut for Shelter has raised over $180,000 so far.Organizers credit the support to a 2-to-1 match of up to $100,000 ...
May 23, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Education

Less than 9th Grade 890 3.4%
9th to 12th grade, No Diploma 1,022 3.9%
High School Graduate (includes equivalency) 5,396 20.8%
Some College, No Degree 6,379 24.6%
Associates Degree 1,872 7.2%
Bachelor's Degree 6,928 26.7%
Graduate or Professional Degree 3,424 13.2%
Population 25 years and Over 25,911
High School Graduate or Higher 92.62%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher 39.95%

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Gender

Male 20,249 49.55%
Female 20,618 50.45%
Total Population 40,867

 

McHenry County farms, businesses connect on locally grown food

The newest item on the menu of 1776 Restaurant in Crystal Lake is a living salad.It starts with trays lined with still-growing greens shippe ...
May 22, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Cary-Grove seniors showcase artwork at Odyssey Artwalk

CARY – The Cary-Grove High School Odyssey Artwalk was senior Sydney Romero’s first show. Her collection of sculptures – a tea set with Man i ...
May 22, 2015 - 1:06 am

McHenry County College to hire search firm for next president

CRYSTAL LAKE – The search is on – for the firm that will help McHenry County College find its next chief executive. The McHenry County Colle ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:21 am

Household Type

Total Households 14,178
Family Households 10,276 72.47&
with own children under 18 years 5,847 41.23&

 

Household Occupation

Occupied Housing Units 14,178
Owner-Occupied 10,936 77.13%
Renter Occupied 3,242 22.86&

 

8 Crystal Lake Community School District 47 schools to get new leaders

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eight of the 13 schools in Crystal Lake Community School District 47 will have new leadership next school year, as four princ ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:47 am

Car gets stuck on embankment off Route 14 in Crystal Lake (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – A single-car crash disrupted eastbound traffic on Route 14 for about a half hour beginning at 1:15 p.m. Thursday. A blue Hond ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:37 am

Judge drops bond for Woodstock man accused of sex crime

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge halved the bond for a Woodstock man accused of sexual contact with a minor, and warned the defendant to h ...
May 22, 2015 - 12:43 am

Household Gross Rent

Median (dollars) $1128

 

Household Selected Monthly Owner Costs

Housing Units with a Mortgage 8,566
Median (dollars) $1996
Housing Units Without a Mortgage 2,370
Median (dollars) $686

 

McHenry County, other experts on student loan best practices

CRYSTAL LAKE – When Brady Olson began shopping for colleges, he knew financial forethought would play a major role in his decision-making pr ...
May 21, 2015 - 1:01 am

Crystal Lake vs. District 155 bleacher case: Illinois Supreme Court justices quiz attorneys

SPRINGFIELD – Community High School District 155 – or any other school district in the state – could build a 20-story building next to homes ...
May 21, 2015 - 11:22 am

Video: Rain and hail hit McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE — Rain and hail pelted McHenry County on Wednesday afternoon.Check out video of the rain and hail at the Northwest Herald's off ...
May 21, 2015 - 12:44 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

MCC lacks student, laboratory space, study finds

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is lacking student, athletic and physical education and open laboratory spaces, a study found.The spac ...
May 20, 2015 - 12:31 am

Family Kite Festival brings free kites, flying lessons to Crystal Lake park

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kites, some as large as 90 feet, will be taking to the skies this Memorial Day weekend. The Crystal Lake Park District along ...
May 20, 2015 - 11:10 am

Crystal Lake police reports for May 19, 2015

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and city police departments. Individuals listed in police ...
May 19, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, and Mining 0 0.00%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, Accommodation and Food Services 2,514 16.22%
Construction 904 5.83%
Educational Services, Health Care, and Social Assistance 4,307 27.79%
Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1,549 9.99%
Information 547 3.53%
Manufacturing 2,983 19.24%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 803 5.18%
Professional, Scientific, and Management, and Administrative and Waste Management Services 2,290 14.77%
Public Administration 432 2.79%
Retail Trade 2,406 15.52%
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities 1,071 6.91%
Wholesale Trade 1,082 6.98%
Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and over 20,888

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Land

Area (in square miles) 18.35
Density (in square feet) 2,227.08

 

Barebones Chopper creates custom bikes at new location

CRYSTAL LAKE – Originally starting out of his garage 11 years ago, the man behind Barebones Chopper in Crystal Lake custom builds motorcycle ...
May 16, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Woodstock man charged with sexual assault, abuse of juvenile

WOODSTOCK – A Woodstock man faces felony sexual assault and abuse charges after school officials reported allegations, police said Friday.An ...
May 15, 2015 - 11:22 pm

Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin schools get creative on fundraising (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – The week following the Apex Fun Run has been a bit of a letdown, one South Elementary School teacher said.The Crystal Lake sc ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:55 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 Karen McConnaughay
Illinois Senate Dan Duffy
Illinois Senate Pamela Althoff
Illinois House of Representatives Michael Tryon
Illinois House of Representatives David McSweeny
Illinois House of Representatives Barbara Wheeler

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Race

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 4,901
Cuban 77
Mexican 3,715
Other Hispanic or Latino 582
Puerto Rican 527
Total Population 4,901
Not Hispanic or Latino 35,966
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 6
Asian Alone 877
Black or African American Alone 785
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone 0
Some Other Race Alone 48
Two or More Races 500
Two or More Races including Some Other Race 28
Two Races Excluding Some Other Race, and Three or More Races 472
White Alone 33,750
Total Population 40,867

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Prairie Grove Junior High School students create Holocaust museum (with video)

PRAIRIE GROVE – Jayla McKinney and Morgan Meyer moved paperclips and rocks around a set of a plaster hands Thursday.Each item in the display ...
May 14, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Main, West Beach closed to swimmers for 24 hours after herbicide applications

CRYSTAL LAKE – The swimming areas at both Main Beach and West Beach will be treated with herbicide Tuesday, the park district said in a news ...
May 14, 2015 - 2:37 pm

McHenry County residents forage for food finding greens, mushrooms and more (with video)

McHENRY – Alice Howenstine sees dinner in the weeds growing around her home. Howenstine, an 85-year-old McHenry resident, ambles through the ...
May 14, 2015 - 1:03 am

Schools

Elementary Schools Crystal Lake Community Consoldiated School Dist. 47
Elementary Schools Prairie Grove Community School Dist. 46
Secondary Schools Community High School Dist. 155

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Crystal Lake participates in seat belt campaign

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department is participating in the statewide Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign that started Monday ...
May 14, 2015 - 12:50 am

MCC offers summer camps for kids in sports, cooking, technology

CRYSTAL LAKE – Professionally coached sports camps, technology camps exploring space and science myths and a culinary challenge are among th ...
May 13, 2015 - 9:48 am

Crystal Lake-based nonprofit to highlight international aid at upcoming event

CRYSTAL LAKE – A midwife who spent a year in South Sudan, a dentist who operates a mobile clinic around the world and trains clinicians in b ...
May 13, 2015 - 12:34 am

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