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AptarGroup in Crystal Lake showed strong second quarter, CEO says

CRYSTAL LAKE – Plastics products maker AptarGroup experienced a strong second quarter, as the company's core sales and reported earnings per ...
July 29, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Fair at MCC teaches McHenry County children about safety, health (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Anthony Ruiz's path to kindergarten started Wednesday.Anthony, a 5-year-old from Harvard, received a school physical at the 2 ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:22 am

Illinois budget impasse puts halt to McHenry County summer internships, job training

WOODSTOCK – A worker placed with McHenry-based Fabrik Molded Plastics didn't get to finish his summer internship, a ripple effect from the c ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:31 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 Lions Club expands charitable mission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The donations raised by the Crystal Lake Lions Club have jumped about 10 percent over the previous year as the organization l ...
July 30, 2015 - 12:26 am

McHenry County College to host craft fair, seeks exhibitors

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for exhibitors for its upcoming craft fair.The college’s 31th annual fair will run 10 a.m. ...
July 29, 2015 - 11:48 am

Crystal Lake's First United Methodist Church Preschool celebrates 50 years

CRYSTAL LAKE – When the First United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake opened its preschool for the first time in 1965, its classroom had jus ...
July 29, 2015 - 11:48 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

 

Elder abuse is a problem in McHenry County, experts say

WOODSTOCK – Glynnis Walker Anderson never got to say goodbye to her mother.Anderson, a Woodstock resident, was the long-distance caregiver f ...
July 28, 2015 - 11:56 pm

Faculty, students, community members named to MCC presidential search committee

CRYSTAL LAKE – The 15 members of a committee tasked with overseeing the search for McHenry County College’s next president have been chosen.
July 29, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Lakewood man strikes 63-year-old Crystal Lake pedestrian, police say

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police cited a 21-year-old man from Lakewood after they said he struck a 63-year-old Crystal Lake woman while she was walking ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:30 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&

 

MCC's Fast Track program offers engineering technology, construction degrees

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for a program designed to make completing a certificate or degree in engineering technology, constructio ...
July 28, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Capron woman cited after head-on collision on Route 14 in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Capron woman who said she dozed off behind the wheel pushed another car into oncoming traffic on Route 14 on Tuesday, polic ...
July 29, 2015 - 12:17 am

Ex-Crystal Lake man charged with drug-induced homicide in heroin OD

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a former Crystal Lake man on charges of delivering a fatal dose of heroin to a M ...
July 28, 2015 - 3:18 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

 

Police investigating Cary tubing incident on Fox River that injured 3

CARY – The boaters involved in a tubing incident that sent three people to the hospital over the weekend appear to have been following boati ...
July 28, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Pyott Road in Crystal Lake reopens after gas leak

CRYSTAL LAKE – Pyott Road has reopened after being closed for a little more than 45 minutes Monday, police said.Pyott Road, also known as So ...
July 27, 2015 - 10:56 am

Illinois law protects police, jails when denying medical marijuana to inmates, arrestees

WOODSTOCK – A bill introduced by a McHenry County state representative that closed a medical marijuana loophole received the governor’s sign ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:46 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Man taken to hospital with burns from bonfire in unincorporated Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A man was taken to the hospital Sunday morning with burns after the bonfire he was starting flashed suddenly larger, a fire o ...
July 26, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Waggoner Law Firm in Crystal Lake marks 25-year chamber membership

The Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce recently recognized Waggoner Law Firm, 4 N. Walkup Ave., Crystal Lake, for being a chamber member for t ...
July 26, 2015 - 5:30 am

Home State Bank vice president reappointed to Illinois Bankers Association board

CRYSTAL LAKE – An executive with Home State Bank recently was reappointed to an Illinois Bank Association board for 2015-16.Robert Cormier J ...
July 26, 2015 - 5:30 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

 

McHenry County College registering students for CNC, robotics programs

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for college students and working adults interested in training for high-skilled, in-demand careers the m ...
July 26, 2015 - 12:07 am

U.S. Supreme Court ruling prompts McHenry County reviews of sign rules

A small Arizona church’s court victory over a city sign ordinance is forcing local governments to examine their own rules to ensure complian ...
July 25, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Crystal Lake-based School District 155 rethinks grading, considers test retakes

CRYSTAL LAKE – A failure to complete homework was digging a hole students couldn’t climb out of.The conclusion came as Crystal Lake-based Co ...
July 26, 2015 - 11:55 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 Park District's Racket Club looks to expand membership, users

ALGONQUIN – After six years of running in the red, the Racket Club is looking to expand its base – and its income.The Racket Club has outlin ...
July 26, 2015 - 12:06 am

Crystal Lake-based pet rescue operation hosts free day for dogs, owners

CRYSTAL LAKE – Dog baths and pedicures are some of the treats man's furry friend can enjoy at an upcoming event hosted by a Crystal Lake cha ...
July 24, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Crystal Lake mulls liquor licenses for movie theaters, nail salons

CRYSTAL LAKE – A dark movie theater is a tough place to enforce liquor laws, Crystal Lake’s mayor said.The city had been approached by Regal ...
July 24, 2015 - 12:07 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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McHenry County College adds employer-requested programs to offerings

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sixteen workers are lined up to enter McHenry County College’s brand-new industrial maintenance technician certification prog ...
July 24, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Brink Street parking lot in Crystal Lake to reopen Friday

CRYSTAL LAKE – The public parking lot at Brink and Grant streets will reopen Friday morning after being closed since early June for improvem ...
July 23, 2015 - 4:23 pm

MCC offers trips to Pabst Brewing, re-created farmstead in Wisconsin

CRYSTAL LAKE – A trip to a re-created pioneer farmstead and another exploring beer brewing will be offered this summer.The McHenry County Co ...
July 23, 2015 - 11:43 am

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