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Crystal Lake, IL

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Everyday Hero: Brenda Napholz

The problems seem to start in middle school, a sense of discontent that drives children to alcohol, marijuana and heroin. That was Crystal L ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Matt Koll

During the school day, Matt Koll is Crystal Lake High School’s choir teacher, directing youngsters while they sing. At one point, Koll direc ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 am

Everyday Hero: Ellen Jackson

Every month, a bank statement would arrive, a physical reminder that Ellen Jackson’s daughter was gone. Nicole Jackson, 21, of Crystal Lake ...
Feb. 28, 2015 - 12:00 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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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

Investigation Discovery TV special will feature Crystal Lake Bosworth murder

A 22-year-old McHenry County murder will be featured this weekend on the Investigation Discovery channel. “On The Case with Paula Zahn” is ...
Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:18 pm

MCC board approves tuition increase, votes down new infrastructure fee

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College students will pay $5 more per credit hour starting this summer, but a proposed $5 infrastructure fee w ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:29 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

 

MCC seeks literacy, math tutors for adult students

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.Free in ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 6:55 pm

Crystal Lake Park District to offer tango lessons, dance night

CRYSTAL LAKE – Main Beach will feature a night of dancing this March.Dance instructors Jim and Barbara Finn will kick off the evening of Sat ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Colonel Palmer House in Crystal Lake offers kid-friendly, history program

CRYSTAL LAKE – Hands-on History is a new free program offered by the Colonel Palmer House for kids.The series of programs will present a bri ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:21 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&

 

Line dancing party planned at Main Beach Pavilion in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Boot, scoot and boogie to some traditional country music and some not so traditional country tunes.The Crystal Lake Park Dist ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:11 am

Enrollment in McHenry County high school dual credit programs explodes

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 500 high school freshmen and sophomores at half of McHenry County’s high schools are set to get their first taste o ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:58 pm

Crystal Lake firefighters respond to two crashes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake firefighters responded to two traffic crashes that occurred within 10 minutes of each other. Officials have said ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 7:24 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 Mental Health Board expansion now finding occupants

CRYSTAL LAKE – A half-vacant government building expansion that critics derided as a bad idea may find redemption as a central location for ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:50 pm

Former Crystal Lake man admits to sex abuse, child pornography charges

WOODSTOCK – The catalyst for a number of sex charges filed against a former Crystal Lake man turned out to be a computer he sold, prosecutor ...
Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 am

Crystal Lake firefighters respond to vehicle fire

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department was called about 11 a.m. Wednesday for a vehicle on fire on Pauline Avenue, officials ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:33 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Proposed Crystal Lake Fresh Thyme Farmers Market denied full waiver of fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – A grocery store set to move into the old Crystal Lake Dominick’s will not have all of its building permit and inspection fees ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:38 pm

MCC offers Healing Touch introductory course

CRYSTAL LAKE – A course on the holistic practice of Healing Touch offers a continuing education opportunity for nurses and massage therapist ...
Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:42 pm

Irish dance, music to take the stage at MCC

CRYSTAL LAKE – A series of toe-tapping performances will highlight the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Concert at McHenry County College.The conc ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:09 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 School District 47 hosts presentation on immigration policy

CRYSTAL LAKE – Information on the immigration policy change made by President Barack Obama will be the focus on a presentation hosted by Cry ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:06 pm

McHenry County office space market improving, but at slow pace, experts say

In October, a medical device company moved its headquarters from Hoffman Estates to Huntley, occupying more than 58,000 square feet of previ ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:37 pm

Crystal Lake group seeks volunteers for Marseilles flood cleanup

CRYSTAL LAKE — A local group is seeking volunteers who can help those in need repair their flood-damaged homes in Marseilles. For the third ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:24 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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No injuries after Crystal Lake structure fire (with videos)

CRYSTAL LAKE – There were no injuries after a fire in a Crystal Lake residence, fire officials on the scene said. The Crystal Lake Fire Resc ...
Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:20 am

Market Financial Group marks 45 years with Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce

Market Financial Group, 240 Commerce Drive, Crystal Lake, recently was honored for 45 years of continuous membership in the Crystal Lake Cha ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 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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Pride In Crystal Lake Award presented to Mike Splitt

Mike Splitt recently was selected by the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors to receive the organization’s Pride in Crystal ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am

Given earns Five Star Physical Therapist Award

CRYSTAL LAKE – Five Star Professional recently announced Crystal Lake physical therapist Gregory Given, of Given Sports & Physical Therapy, ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am

Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning adds partner

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paula Dorion-Gray, CEO of Dorion-Gray Retirement Planning Inc., recently announced the addition of a new partner to the Cryst ...
Feb. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am

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