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Community blood drive being held Saturday in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE - The Knights of Columbus Father McCormick Council 3380 is hosting a community blood drive on Saturday.The blood drive will tak ...
July 28, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Texas Roadhouse, police team up Friday to support Special Olympics

CRYSTAL LAKE – Local police officers will be serving up "free" lunches at Texas Roadhouse as part of the restaurant chain's annual benefit f ...
July 28, 2016 - 3:22 pm

Editor's Desk: Downtown Crystal Lake is business-filled, vibrant

I don’t get to downtown Crystal Lake near enough, but I’ve had the chance to visit several times this week as my wife and I have taken turns ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:21 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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Charity golf outing to benefit Pioneer Center

PRAIRIE GROVE – The 2016 Tee Up 4 Charity golf outing is taking place Friday with all proceeds going to the Pioneer Center for Human Service ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:23 am

McHenry County kids learn valuable info at health and safety fair

CRYSTAL LAKE – As Aidyn Bottcher, 5, cast his rod, he hoped to catch a fish among the garbage. Aidyn, one of the many children to try their ...
July 28, 2016 - 9:14 am

Crystal Lake Central High School roof fire sends 2 firefighters to hospital

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two firefighters were sent to the hospital for heat exhaustion Wednesday after a roof fire at Crystal Lake Central High Schoo ...
July 28, 2016 - 12:08 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

 

Editor's Desk: Support Crystal Lake, Algonquin police, Special Olympics on Friday

Sometimes the acrimony surrounding police is puzzling for many of us who live in communities that support the police and cops support them b ...
July 27, 2016 - 12:41 am

New law sponsored by State Rep. Barb Wheeler allows college credit for language literacy

A new opportunity allows high school students to earn college credit for language proficiency.The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Barbara Whee ...
July 27, 2016 - 12:19 am

Downtown Crystal Lake has no retail vacancies

CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone who wants to relocate their retail store downtown will have to wait, as there are zero retail vacancies in downtown Cr ...
July 26, 2016 - 11:54 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&

 

Crystal Lake Police to host National Night Out event at Three Oaks Recreation Area

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department will host National Night Out, a nationwide event providing an opportunity for the communit ...
July 26, 2016 - 12:32 am

Slow down: Illinois Speed Awareness Day is Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police departments around McHenry County are joining forces with agencies across the state for the 2016 Illinois Speed Awaren ...
July 26, 2016 - 12:17 am

Route 14 widening between Woodstock, Crystal Lake on target for fall completion

McHenry County’s most significant ongoing road improvement project is on track for a fall completion, after the specter of a work stoppage e ...
July 24, 2016 - 5:30 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

 

Homeless cats find a home during Clear the Shelters at McHenry County adoption center

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County Animal Control & Adoption Center’s adoption fees for cats and dogs are normally $80, but people could take ...
July 24, 2016 - 12:40 am

Letter: Appreciation for police

To the Editor:I would like to take a moment to thank our police and fire personnel for all they do!Our police have to deal with the same 5 p ...
July 23, 2016 - 5:30 am

Areas served by Crystal Lake Fire Department get second-best insurance rating

CRYSTAL LAKE – An improved rating for fire protection services could mean lower insurance rates for homeowners and businesses.The Insurance ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

2016 MCYSA Summer International Championships welcomes baseball teams from around the world

CRYSTAL LAKE – Hundreds of baseball fans, consisting of coaches, players and spectators from different countries, were in attendance for the ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:40 pm

Family Health Partnership Clinic gets $10,000 cancer screening grant from Gavers

CRYSTAL LAKE – In an effort to combat the second leading cause of cancer death in McHenry County, the Gavers Community Cancer Foundation gra ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:10 am

Sage YMCA Corporate Challenge brings McHenry County companies together through friendly competition

CRYSTAL LAKE – Several companies around McHenry County will be competing this weekend for the second round of the 2016 Sage YMCA Corporate C ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:39 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

 

Editor's Desk: Crystal Lake library supporters face tough sell

I applaud members of the Crystal Lake Library Board and other volunteer supporters who have been working for years on plans to renovate or r ...
July 21, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Volunteers needed for oak rescue at Sterne’s Woods & Fen

CRYSTAL LAKE – Anyone interested in rescuing oaks from invasive plants can volunteer Sunday at Sterne’s Woods & Fen, 617 Hillside Drive, Cry ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:38 am

Crystal Lake grants first video gambling licenses since overturning ban

CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council granted its first two video gambling licenses since reversing its ban on the machines earlier this year. Co ...
July 22, 2016 - 11:21 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 communities open cooling centers during extreme heat

With temperatures in McHenry County rising into the 90s, several places around the county opened cooling centers to the public Thursday that ...
July 22, 2016 - 12:47 am

Crystal Lake City Council OKs referendum to ask voters if they want to build a new library

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city’s voters will be asked in November whether the city should borrow $30.1 million to build a new library.The Crystal L ...
July 20, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Review: Williams Street Repertory's '[title of show]' a meta journey worth taking at Raue

“[title of show]” is a charming and entertaining show that will make you laugh, think and, ultimately, cheer. It’s “Rocky” for the Broadway ...
July 20, 2016 - 5:25 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 area police departments to team up with Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake for benefits lunch

CRYSTAL LAKE – Texas Roadhouse in Crystal Lake will be hosting the sixth annual benefit lunch for Special Olympics Illinois on July 29.The r ...
July 25, 2016 - 12:09 am

Crystal Lake police reports for Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
July 19, 2016 - 1:00 pm

KIds can dress as superheroes for annual McHenry County health and safety fair

CRYSTAL LAKE – Regardless of whether your children are DC or Marvel fans, they can come dressed as superheroes to this year’s McHenry County ...
July 19, 2016 - 12:55 am

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