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MCC to offer course on women in U.S. history

CRYSTAL LAKE – The history of American women, both noble and not, from Colonial times through the 1990s, will be explored in a women’s histo ...
July 6, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Former Cary-Grove High School teacher awarded presidential award in teaching

CARY – A former Cary-Grove High School teacher has received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Tea ...
July 6, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Woman who stole $100K from Crystal Lake business sentenced for not paying restitution

WOODSTOCK – A former Lake in the Hills woman convicted of stealing from an employer was resentenced Monday for failing to pay restitution.Di ...
July 6, 2015 - 2:19 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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Crystal Lake Central High School ranks 4th in Illinois in Vocabulary Bowl

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Central High School students have mastered 13,253 words, putting them in fourth place in the state and 95th in t ...
July 6, 2015 - 2:24 pm

McHenry County breweries eye craft beer legislation on Illinois, national level

As the craft beer industry continues to evolve, new business owner Mike Dallas of Scorched Earth Brewing Company said progress certainly has ...
July 6, 2015 - 1:18 pm

14-year-old boy riding bike in Prairie Grove injured in hit-and-run

PRAIRIE GROVE — A 14-year-old boy was taken to the hospital by Flight for Life after he was hit riding his bike on Route 176, a fire offici ...
July 6, 2015 - 11:24 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

 

Bird flu has McHenry County business owners, consumers facing high egg prices

CRYSTAL LAKE – With 3,600 eggs coming out of the kitchen at Andy’s Restaurant in Crystal Lake weekly, co-owner Angie Angelos sees only one o ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:43 pm

McHenry County College offers introduction to Akashic records class

CRYSTAL LAKE – An introduction to Akashic records – a term that refers to a metaphysical record of all thoughts and actions in the universe ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:39 pm

McHenry County College to offer photography certificate

CRYSTAL LAKE – Photo enthusiasts can turn their hobby into a profession with the help of McHenry County College’s continuing education depar ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm

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&

 

Registration open for McHenry County College youth soccer camps

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is underway for McHenry County College’s newest youth camps.The college’s ScotStars Soccer Camps include youth a ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:32 pm

Pottery sale to raise money for McHenry County College art scholarships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A sale of pottery – created and donated by a local potter and glazed and fired by McHenry County College students – is being ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:31 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155's pool agreement falls through

CRYSTAL LAKE – The LifeTime Fitness corporate office won’t be signing off on an agreement that would have given Community High School Distri ...
July 5, 2015 - 11:51 pm

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

 

People celebrate Fourth of July at Crystal Lake Lakeside Festival, Main Beach

CRYSTAL LAKE – Parades, firework shows and festivals took place throughout McHenry County during Fourth of July weekend, and some people tri ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:25 pm

Narcan just one weapon against McHenry County heroin, opiate overdose deaths

As area police departments make a push to carry Narcan, a drug that reverses the effects of an opiate overdose, statistics from the McHenry ...
July 4, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Registration open for Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride

CRYSTAL LAKE – Bicyclists will take to the streets for the Crystal Lake Night Owl Bike Ride in August.The event, which raises money for the ...
July 3, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

McHenry County College to offer archaeology field studies at Macktown

CRYSTAL LAKE – Students will have the chance to uncover items no one has seen or touched in up to thousands of years with an archaeology fie ...
July 3, 2015 - 12:13 am

Crystal Lake Community School District 47 receives financial recognition

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Community School District 47 once again has been recognized for its financial reporting.The district received th ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:23 pm

McHenry County agencies could feel pain in protracted Illinois budget fight

Pioneer Center for Human Services, like most Illinois social-service agencies, has become used to late or shorted state reimbursement paymen ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:03 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

 

Crystal Lake Food Pantry releases new website, Twitter account

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Food Pantry has changed its website in an effort to make it more user-friendly, the nonprofit said in a news ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm

South Africa whiskey brand makes debut in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A master distiller from South Africa will bring his grain whiskey brand Friday to Crystal Lake as part of a select United Sta ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Volo woman indicted on bank robbery charges

ROCKFORD – A federal court has charged a Lake County woman, alleged to have robbed three Chase Bank branches in separate incidents in March, ...
July 1, 2015 - 11:52 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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Crystal Lake chapter will celebrate national nonprofit's anniversary

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake chapter of Women of Today will mark the 30th anniversary of the national organization’s creation with its an ...
July 3, 2015 - 12:10 am

Friends push to remove Facebook photo from Crystal Lake man's fatal motorcycle crash

CRYSTAL LAKE – Friends and family reeling from the deaths of Crystal Lake man and Downers Grove woman are incensed over a photo that appears ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm

MCC Board voices opposition to prevailing wage law

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state’s prevailing wage act is an oppressive law that tells local elected officials how to vote, a McHenry County College ...
June 30, 2015 - 11:16 pm

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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McHenry County religious leaders note shift in faith landscape

Having been ordained as a pastor just three years ago, Paul Cannon said he walked into a religious landscape much different than the one his ...
June 30, 2015 - 12:15 am

Planning agency to give Fox River Corridor Plan update during Green Drinks meeting

CRYSTAL LAKE – An associate planner for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will attend an upcoming Green Drinks McHenry County mee ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Route 14 work to close one MCC entrance

CRYSTAL LAKE – Construction on Route 14 will close one of the entrances to McHenry County College starting July 6. The entrance is at Lucas ...
June 29, 2015 - 11:44 pm

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