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Crystal Lake-based School District 47 hopes website design improves parent engagement

CRYSTAL LAKE – Not all District 47 families have a computer at home.That was one of the thoughts behind the in-progress update of the Crysta ...
Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm

Crystal Lake-based District 47 mulls parking agreement with church

CRYSTAL LAKE – There aren't enough parking spots at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 staff and vis ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:56 pm

Despite some concerns, Crystal Lake approves annexation

CRYSTAL LAKE – The plan for a newly annexed lot at Huntley and Ackman roads remains unclear. The lack of a plan raised concerns for Mayor Aa ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:49 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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1 injured after Crystal Lake crash involving semitrailer, car

CRYSTAL LAKE – One driver was taken to an area hospital Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash in Crystal Lake, fire officials said. The Crysta ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:43 am

Crystal Lake City Council approves 1.43 percent tax levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Public Library will not get as much money as it asked for under a levy approved Tuesday evening. In a 6-1 vo ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:46 pm

Fitness bash to give sampling of Crystal Lake Park District fitness classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – Just in time for holiday feasts, the Crystal Lake Park District is offering a Holiday Fitness Bash designed to give a taste o ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:04 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 Park District offers dance, poms day camps for kids

CRYSTAL LAKE – Kids can try out dance and poms with a holiday twist this winter. The Crystal Lake Park District has two day camps for childr ...
Dec. 18, 2014 - 12:00 am

Crystal Lake Park District offers basketball for fourth- through sixth-graders

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fifth- through sixth-graders will get the chance to hone their basketball skills with an upcoming program held two days a wee ...
Dec. 17, 2014 - 12:24 am

New and improved Sage YMCA in Crystal Lake to be completed this week (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Walking through the new automatic sliding doors into an entirely transformed Sage YMCA, Rene Glosny didn't need much convinci ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 3:10 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&

 

Two Crystal Lake residents charged with possessing more than 900 grams of cocaine

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two Crystal Lake residents are being held in McHenry County Jail on felony drug charges, including having more than 900 grams ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 12:16 am

School District 47 Board unanimously approves tax levy increase

CRYSTAL LAKE – With the possibilities of pension costs being shifted onto local school districts and the education funding formula being rew ...
Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:36 pm

Crystal Lake group looks for volunteers for aid trip

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal-Lake based volunteer group is planning a two-day trip to Marseilles to help with continuing repair efforts on homes ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 5:19 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

 

Candlelight hikes planned in Crystal Lake, other towns

CRYSTAL LAKE – Candlelight hikes will wind through the Silver Creek Conservation Area this December.Hikers can drop by anytime between 5 and ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm

Crystal Lake Park District offers up gift ideas

CRYSTAL LAKE – Memberships to the soon-to-be-open driving range, fitness classes or private music lessons are some of the holiday gift ideas ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Crystal Lake parks, programming brochures to hit mailboxes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The upcoming season's Crystal Lake Park District program brochure will be in the mail starting Dec. 19.The brochure includes ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Haisler: What happened to the real estate market?

Sure, it’s December and that often brings a slowdown in the real estate market, whether it’s because buyers and sellers have other things on ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:20 pm

MCC considers temporary building for Student Life, club activities

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is one of the few community colleges without a dedicated space for Student Life activities and clubs, ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:08 pm

On the Record with: Crystal Lake man crafts cannons as he loses sight

CRYSTAL LAKE – The workshop was filled with cannons, varying in size, made of metal and wood, and all different.One – it probably took all w ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:00 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

 

McHenry County microbreweries giving spent grains to farmers

At Scorched Earth Brewing in Algonquin, grain is warmed and broken up during the brewing process, and it is coarsely ground. This allows the ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:54 pm

Professional geologist joins Baxter & Woodman

CRYSTAL LAKE – Donald Palmer has joined Crystal Lake-based engineering firm Baxter & Woodman Inc. as professional geologist in the firm’s tr ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am

Crystal Lake attorney to lead practice group

CRYSTAL LAKE – Chicago-based law firm Much Shelist recently announced that Adam Sacharoff, principal, has been elevated to chair of the firm ...
Dec. 15, 2014 - 6:19 pm

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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Warehouse workers only entitled to "work time" pay

Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court handed down a decision holding that the time spent by employees waiting to go and going through se ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 5:30 am

Cary District 26 considers financial analysis of Maplewood School sale, redevelopment

CARY – District 26 potentially can see more than $378,000 a year in additional property taxes if it’s able to sell Maplewood School and a re ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:59 pm

Child care disconnect: Costs squeeze McHenry County families while providers see real wages shrink

CRYSTAL LAKE – The little girl broke out into a smile once she had Lisa Camasta’s attention. The Crystal Lake woman had been caring for Vivi ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 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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Crystal Lake-based School District 47 lays out initiatives to boost achievement

CRYSTAL LAKE – District 47 wants to be the top school district in McHenry County by the end of the 2016-17 school year. The district laid ou ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Salvation Army of McHenry County receives first gold, silver coins of red kettle season

The Salvation Army of McHenry County has received its first gold and silver coins of the annual Red Kettle Campaign.On Monday, a person dona ...
Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:02 am

Route 47, 176 TIF district proposal moves forward in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD – A proposed taxing district around the intersection of Routes 47 and 176 has cleared another hurdle. A joint review board made up ...
Dec. 13, 2014 - 12:12 am

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