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Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers to host dinner, auction

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Rotary Club of Crystal Lake Dawnbreakers will host its 27th annual Western Dinner-Auction on Saturday, March 5, at the Ho ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 3:59 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 to host parent university; registration ends Friday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will host the eighth annual Parent University, an event that invites parents to hear exper ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 4:03 pm

McHenry County service clubs struggle to increase membership

When John Jung first joined the Woodstock Lions Club in the early 1990s, the group had about 50 members.Now Jung is president of the group t ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:05 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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Icy conditions lead to Crystal Lake crash that sends 1 to hospital

CRYSTAL LAKE — One woman was transported to Centegra Hospital - Woodstock with minor injuries after her car veered off the road and hit a tr ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 5:25 pm

Prairie Ridge High School hosts tech, trade fair for students

CRYSTAL LAKE – More than 25 employers will be at Prairie Ridge High School on Wednesday to discuss with students career alternatives to a tr ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 4:44 pm

McHenry County Epilepsy Foundation to expand traumatic brain injury services

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Epilepsy Foundation announced Tuesday it will begin offering brain injury health management services to Mc ...
Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:16 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

 

Dog rescued in Crystal Lake gets emergency makeover

CRYSTAL LAKE – When 5-year-old shih tzu-mix Meeko arrived at On Angels Wings Pet Rescue the staff knew the spirited little guy was loved.But ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 2:46 pm

3 GOP candidates vie for the 26th Illinois Senate District

CRYSTAL LAKE – Stemming the exodus of taxpayers and jobs from Illinois and lightening the state’s heavy property tax burden is paramount to ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:08 am

AptarGroup in Crystal Lake posts record 4th-quarter earnings

CRYSTAL LAKE – To close out 2015, Crystal Lake-based AptarGroup recently reported record earnings per share in the fourth quarter even as re ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:09 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&

 

Crystal Lake issues extra 31 tickets over Super Bowl weekend crackdown

CRYSTAL LAKE – An extra 31 tickets were issued this past weekend through a stepped-up enforcement effort for the Super Bowl, the Crystal Lak ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:14 am

Neighbors in Crystal Lake South High School bleacher lawsuit to get $273K in attorney fees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Community High School District 155 will be responsible for covering $273,000 in legal bills for the property owners who filed ...
Feb. 9, 2016 - 12:06 am

Sewer repairs close Crystal Lake streets

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two streets adjacent to Route 14 in Crystal Lake will be closed until 5 p.m. today because of a sewer repair, according to an ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:10 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 College schedules 2 Chicago trips for April

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has planned two upcoming trips to Chicago.The first will be from 8 a.m. until about 5 p.m. April 6, wh ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:26 am

On the Record with: 'Pulpit Fiction' Podcast host, Crystal Lake pastor Eric Fistler

CRYSTAL LAKE – Eric Fistler figured the only people who would listen to the podcast he started with a friend from seminary would be family a ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:23 am

How fires have changed and what that means for firefighters and you

Once a fire sparks in your home, you now only have between 180 to 240 seconds on average to get out – and that’s partially because of the ma ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:57 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Prairie Grove police dept. head reported for suspicion of intoxication on last chief job

CRYSTAL LAKE – The top cop for the village that saw one of its officers indicted this week for crashing his squad car while drunk was report ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:10 am

Two men hospitalized after crash on Route 31 in Prairie Grove

PRAIRIE GROVE — Two men were transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a crash that shut down Route 31 on Saturday afternoon, a ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 3:37 pm

Crystal Lake Park District offers art classes for kids, teenagers

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sewing, drawing and crocheting will be covered at various upcoming art classes offered by the Crystal Lake Park District.• Te ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:31 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

 

One transported, two treated at scene of Route 14 crash in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE — One person was transported to the hospital and two more were treated at the scene after a minor crash on Route 14 during Frid ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 8:30 pm

Crystal Lake joins drunken driving crackdown over Super Bowl weekend

CRYSTAL LAKE – Special patrols will be on the lookout for impaired drivers this Super Bowl weekend, the Crystal Lake Police Department said ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:36 pm

McHenry County College to offer financial aid workshops, FAFSA help

CRYSTAL LAKE – Students will have a chance to apply for financial aid during a hands-on workshop to be hosted by McHenry County College and ...
Feb. 7, 2016 - 12:20 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 to pursue fines over Crystal Lake South bleacher zoning violations

CRYSTAL LAKE – The multi-year lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers has cost the city of Crystal Lake about $250,000.May ...
Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:20 am

McHenry County employers skip social media screenings on potential hires

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College Director of Recruitment and Staffing Sandra Hess Moll has more than one reason to make sure her staff ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 9:15 am

66th House District candidates make their pitches to voters

CRYSTAL LAKE – Four Republican candidates took the stage Thursday night at McHenry County College to explain why voters should elect them to ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:18 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 police reports for Feb. 4, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 4, 2016 - 5:50 pm

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 considering proposed technology plan

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 Board was presented with a technology proposal that would add about 2,600 devi ...
Feb. 5, 2016 - 12:57 am

Crystal Lake School District 47 sets kindergarten registration schedule

CRYSTAL LAKE –  Kindergarten registration for Crystal Lake School District 47 has been scheduled for the 2016-17 school year. Parents will ...
Feb. 8, 2016 - 10:02 am

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