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Renewed Illinois emissions testing causes hours-long backup in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A line of 150 vehicles snaked through a Crystal Lake parking lot Tuesday as some drivers waited for more than two hours for a ...
May 31, 2016 - 4:24 pm

CLPD releases Click it or Ticket results

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Police Department on Tuesday released statistics from its Click it or Ticket campaign.From May 16-30, depart ...
May 31, 2016 - 3:32 pm

Memorial Day events honor fallen soldiers throughout McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – Six-year-old Leia Fisher of Crystal Lake knows what Memorial Day is all about. “It’s about Grandpa Burt,” she said matter-of ...
May 31, 2016 - 12:08 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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Crystal Lake police reports for Monday, May 30, 2016

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
May 30, 2016 - 8:19 am

Friends of MCC Foundation to host 2016 Golf Invitational in Huntley

HUNTLEY – The Friends of McHenry County College Foundation is hosting an upcoming event on the links to raise funds to continue to financial ...
May 29, 2016 - 12:15 am

2 Huntley High School juniors get perfect ACT score

HUNTLEY – Two Huntley High School juniors recently received some news that very few students across the country will get. Seventeen-year-ol ...
May 31, 2016 - 2:52 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

 

Crystal Lake South High School gives WWII veteran's family diploma on his behalf

CRYSTAL LAKE – Nearly 500 graduating Crystal Lake South High School seniors crossed the stage Saturday, but one graduate was only there in s ...
May 30, 2016 - 12:15 am

District 155's four high schools celebrate graduation ceremonies Saturday

CRYSTAL LAKE – School District 155 high schools sent their senior classes off to their next chapters after graduation ceremonies Saturday. ...
May 28, 2016 - 3:07 pm

Letter: Hiding behind laws

To the Editor:On March 15, Mike Walkup ran for two offices simultaneously, the first to retain his McHenry County Board seat, the second to ...
May 28, 2016 - 5:30 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&

 

Law inspired by Crystal Lake South bleacher debacle clearing final hurdle

CRYSTAL LAKE – Legislation that aims to prevent the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher controversy from happening elsewhere is one vote ...
May 28, 2016 - 3:06 pm

McHenry County College administrator named president at Tennessee school

CRYSTAL LAKE – One of the top administrators at McHenry County College is leaving his post to become the top administrator at another commun ...
May 28, 2016 - 12:05 am

Hoffman Estates man sentenced for DUI crash that paralyzed Algonquin man

WOODSTOCK – Dale Finucane was planning on booking a family vacation on the evening of Feb. 7, 2015, thinking of the fun, adventure and relax ...
May 27, 2016 - 11:47 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

 

1.9M Illinois residents expected to travel Memorial Day weekend

CRYSTAL LAKE – The lowest gas prices in more than a decade have travel experts warning travelers to anticipate a crowded Memorial Day weeken ...
May 27, 2016 - 12:45 am

Calif. man convicted of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana to county

WOODSTOCK – Jurors found a California trucking company owner guilty of trafficking more than 70 pounds of marijuana across the country into ...
May 29, 2016 - 12:18 am

Illinois emissions testing requirement for registration renewal to resume

Drivers whose vehicles require emissions tests must again pass them before being able to renew their registration, effective June 1.Secretar ...
May 26, 2016 - 1:32 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Cary-Grove High School's 'Cinderella' earns statewide recognition

Cary-Grove High School knows how to put on a show. The school’s spring production of “Cinderella” is one of only three nominees for “Best P ...
May 26, 2016 - 11:09 am

Bernotas Middle School's 5K raises $8,210 for NAMI in McHenry County

CRYSTAL LAKE – The first-ever Viking Strong 5K at Bernotas Middle School raised more than $8,000 for the National Alliance on Mental Illness ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:57 pm

McHenry County College Board taking another swing at improving science labs

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Board of Trustees on Thursday will consider yet another proposal for new and enhanced science labs ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:24 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 gun stores weigh in on proposed Illinois licensing law

Owners of local gun stores are calling a new proposed state regulatory layer bureaucratic overkill designed to shut them down under the guis ...
May 24, 2016 - 11:23 pm

Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 students to give 'TED' talks

CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 seventh-graders will bring their own rendition of the often inspirational TED talk ...
May 25, 2016 - 3:26 pm

Teen killed in ATV crash in Crystal Lake died of asphyxia, coroner says

CRYSTAL LAKE – A teenage boy killed in an ATV crash Sunday night died after the ATV found on top of his chest cut off his ability to breathe ...
May 24, 2016 - 10:32 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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Crystal Lake Memorial Day parade time, route set

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake has announced the start time and the route for its annual Memorial Day parade May 30.The parade begi ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:14 am

Tennessee man accused of firing gun during CL dispute

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 23-year-old Tennessee man is being held in McHenry County Jail without bond after police said he fired several shots Monday ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:09 am

Authorities investigating after boy is killed in Crystal Lake ATV crash

CRYSTAL LAKE – Authorities continue to investigate an ATV crash they said left a boy dead Sunday night.Crystal Lake Fire Rescue Department c ...
May 24, 2016 - 12:03 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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2nd Crystal Lake South student was perfect on the ACT

CRYSTAL LAKE – Teresa Fisher, a junior at Crystal Lake South High School, is the fourth area student and second South student this year to g ...
May 30, 2016 - 12:11 am

Woman transported to hospital after rear-end crash on Route 31 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE — A woman was transported to Centegra Hospital – McHenry after a rear-end crash Monday evening on Route 31, a fire official sai ...
May 23, 2016 - 10:18 pm

Cary Fire Protection District not interested in dispatch subsidy from village, board says

CARY – Weeks after the Cary Village Board discussed subsidizing the Cary Fire Protection District to prevent the district from changing disp ...
May 23, 2016 - 12:24 am