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8 Crystal Lake businesses fail alcohol compliance check

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eight businesses failed an August underage drinking compliance check by the Crystal Lake Police Department, police said.Polic ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:06 am

Ballot changes, dual race make McHenry County Board District 3 race unique

Two last-minute ballot changes and a candidate running for two offices makes the race for McHenry County Board District 3 an interesting one ...
Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:03 am

Lake in the Hills to host craft beer fest in October

LAKE IN THE HILLS – People can try beer from more than 40 local and unique breweries at the People for the Parks Foundation of Lake in the H ...
Sept. 26, 2016 - 1:24 am

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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MCC student magazine wins gold medal from Columbia press association

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College literary arts magazine, Voices 2016, was recognized with a Gold Medalist Critique rating from Colu ...
Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

McHenry County EDC announces 2016 Business Champion Award nominees

Crystal Lake-based McHenry County Economic Development Corp. recently announced the nominees for the 2016 Business Champion Award.Created ni ...
Sept. 25, 2016 - 5:30 am

Holiday hiring: McHenry County businesses readying themselves for the season

CRYSTAL LAKE – Santa may need a few more elves this year, but that won’t have a major effect on the local job market.The holidays still are ...
Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:03 am

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

 

Crystal Lake seminar on bipolar disorder taking place Oct. 6

CRYSTAL LAKE – A workshop for people who want to learn more about bipolar disorder will be Oct. 6 in Crystal Lake.The workshop will be from ...
Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:01 am

McHenry County College to build $16.8M science facility

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College science aficionados and students at large can look forward to a new $16.8 million facility coming to c ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 11:55 pm

Letter: Crystal Lake library decision

To the Editor:According to the Steve Willson method (Sept. 8, It’s Your Write), the library budget divided by items circulated equals the co ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 5:30 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&

 

2 Crystal Lake gas station operators charged with defrauding state more than $450,000 in sales taxes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two operators of Crystal Lake gas stations have been charged with defrauding the state of Illinois of more than $450,000 in s ...
Sept. 23, 2016 - 12:19 am

Defenders hosting book sale at Algonquin Township Road District garage

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is holding its annual Big Fall Book Sale beginning Friday at the Algonquin Town ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:52 am

Crystal Lake approves video gambling permit, says another proposal needs more work

CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council granted a video gambling license to one establishment, and told another that it needs to figure out a workab ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:46 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

 

Local state legislators appointed to human trafficking task force

Three McHenry County-area state legislators were appointed to a newly created human trafficking task force.Sen. Pamela Althoff, R-McHenry; S ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:43 am

Sage Products in Cary plans 27-acre expansion, expects to add 350 jobs

CARY – A 27-acre expansion of Sage Products in Cary is expected to create 350 jobs within five years, Village Administrator Chris Clark said ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:39 am

Woodstock resident raising awareness of brain aneurysms

WOODSTOCK – September is Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month, and Woodstock resident Alana Sattler said she wants more people to be aware of the ...
Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:18 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Crystal Lake's Colonel Palmer House hosting land protection discussion

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County residents can learn how to create a sustainable local food system Friday.Land Protection: A Key Ingredient to ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:53 am

Low-cost pet microchip, vaccination event to be held in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Animal Control officials say pets have a better chance of being reunited with their families if they have microchips for quic ...
Sept. 21, 2016 - 12:45 am

Crystal Lake man accused of exposing himself to young girls at YMCA pool appears in court

WOODSTOCK — A Crystal Lake man accused of exposing himself to young girls at a YMCA pool appeared in court Monday. Miguel A. Colon, 52, of ...
Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:07 am

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

 

Irish poets appearing in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is hosting four Irish poets from the Carlow Writers’ Co-operative who will appear in Crystal Lake on W ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 9:38 pm

McHenry County College to host Veterans Administration forum

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Student Veterans of America chapter is inviting veterans and their family members to a Veterans Ad ...
Sept. 20, 2016 - 1:16 am

Employer exhibitors wanted for MCC Job Fair

CRYSTAL LAKE – Area employers are invited to sign up for an exhibit booth at the McHenry County College Job Fair that will take place next m ...
Sept. 19, 2016 - 8:50 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 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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McHenry County police praise law requiring traffic stop education for new drivers

New driver’s education students in Illinois will soon have another necessary – and possibly life-saving – lesson to learn.Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 10:54 pm

McHenry County College seeks alumni success stories for 50th anniversary

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College will be celebrating 50 years in the community in 2017 and seeks all alumni to share their success stor ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:20 am

Volunteer Center of McHenry County offers social media, fundraising training

CRYSTAL LAKE – Volunteer Center McHenry County is inviting local volunteers who are interested in social media and fundraising to attend upc ...
Sept. 17, 2016 - 1:20 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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Mental health recovery conference scheduled for Sept. 30 at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – The public is invited to learn about mental health wellness and recovery, substance abuse and suicide awareness at the sevent ...
Sept. 16, 2016 - 1:17 am

CASA Cup to raise money for trained advocates for abused children

Court Appointed Special Advocates of McHenry County will host its seventh annual “CASA Cup: A Night at the Races” fundraiser Oct. 15 at Turn ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:31 am

Crystal Lake police investigating vehicle burglaries at Sage YMCA

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are asking for the community’s help to apprehend those responsible for a number of vehicle burglaries at the Sage YMCA ...
Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:28 am

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