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Crystal Lake mayoral candidates differ on state of city

CRYSTAL LAKE – The city of Crystal Lake as described by the two candidates vying to be its mayor looks starkly different.One candidate descr ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm

Habitat for Humanity, Home of the Sparrow help Woodstock woman get chance at a new life

WOODSTOCK – It’s taken so long to get here.Cecilia Vasquez, a 46-year-old mother of four, sat at a large dining table amid just-moved-in clu ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:30 pm

SleepOut for Shelter fundraiser for McHenry County homeless program opens registration

McHENRY – The Pioneer Center for Human Services and McHenry County Community Foundation are asking residents to get their tents, cars and ca ...
March 28, 2015 - 11:26 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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McHenry County one of the healthiest in Illinois, report says

McHenry County is one of the healthiest counties in Illinois.McHenry County ranks 13th out of 102 counties in health outcomes, according to ...
March 27, 2015 - 4:59 pm

Crystal Lake man gets prison for sexually abusing young relative

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime was sentenced to 40 months in prison Friday.Michael A. Petersen, 37, previo ...
March 27, 2015 - 11:14 pm

Snow pushes Crystal Lake sewer work back; goal is to wrap up in July

CRYSTAL LAKE – A late snow stopped construction from getting started on a water main project in the Country Club Road area, according to a C ...
March 27, 2015 - 10:05 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

 

McHenry County agencies highlight summer camp options for residents

CARY – This is crunch time for the Cary Park District. In a matter of weeks, registration for the district’s summer camps will open to paren ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:09 am

Judge sides with taxpayers in Crystal Lake tax levy dispute

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge sided with about four dozen Crystal Lake businesses and property owners challenging the validity of prope ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:22 am

Senate passes bill filed after Crystal Lake South bleacher lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD – A bill filed in response to the lawsuit over the Crystal Lake South High School bleacher expansion unanimously passed the Illi ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:20 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&

 

Virginia Road reopens in Crystal Lake after gas main leak

CRYSTAL LAKE – Traffic could not access Virginia Road from Rakow Road to Pyott Road for about six hours Thursday after the stretch of road w ...
March 27, 2015 - 12:13 am

Lakewood to do fewer infrastructure projects, village manager says

LAKEWOOD – This year marks the last year the village of Lakewood will be able to invest in infrastructure with the savings it has in the ban ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:30 am

Swing band to perform at Park Place in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 20-piece swing band will take the stage this April at Park Place.The band Let’s Dance will perform classic songs made famou ...
March 26, 2015 - 4:34 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

 

2.9-magnitude earthquake hits Lake in the Hills; McHenry County residents report impact

LAKE IN THE HILLS  – A 2.9-magnitude earthquake hit Lake in the Hills shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Surve ...
March 25, 2015 - 8:03 pm

Medical emergency ends McHenry County zoning hearing

WOODSTOCK – A medical emergency abruptly ended a zoning hearing over a controversial request to allow a Nunda Township home to operate as a ...
March 26, 2015 - 11:53 am

McHenry County environmental groups announce event on fracking

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Environmental Defenders of McHenry is hosting a public event on fracking March 31.The area environmental group will show ...
March 25, 2015 - 5:23 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

Lake in the Hills Planning and Zoning chairman dies after battling cancer

LAKE IN THE HILLS – From village affairs to rotary club to father-daughter organizations, Tom Stock, who recently lost a battle with cancer, ...
March 26, 2015 - 12:31 am

McHenry County College to host trip to Canadian Rockies

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Canadian Rockies are the destination of an upcoming McHenry County College Trips and Tours program.A trip preview for the ...
March 25, 2015 - 12:56 pm

MCC to offer art classes in Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Algonquin

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering a variety of spring art classes, including watercolors, oil painting, painted wine glasses ...
March 25, 2015 - 12:55 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 College to offer associates degree in paralegal studies

CRYSTAL LAKE – A program specifically tailored for paralegal work in McHenry County and the greater Chicago area is starting this fall at Mc ...
March 24, 2015 - 9:29 am

Open house set at Barlina House Preschool

CRYSTAL LAKE – Families interested in registering at Barlina House Preschool can get a look at the Crystal Lake Park District facility at an ...
March 24, 2015 - 9:29 am

MCC candidates weigh in on tuition, private-public partnerships

CRYSTAL LAKE – A recently approved tuition increase for McHenry County College students, public-private partnerships and getting students to ...
March 23, 2015 - 10:14 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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Prairie Ridge grad's mid-flight Alaska Airlines proposal goes viral (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Alaska Airlines flight attendant Brandy Hollenbeck was pouring coffee for a passenger when the voice came over the intercom.S ...
March 23, 2015 - 6:06 pm

McHenry County adjusts to snowy spring break (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Brady Weidner expected to play soccer on his first day of spring break. Instead, he went sledding.Residents across McHenry Co ...
March 23, 2015 - 6:06 pm

Crystal Lake police searching for Chase Bank robbery suspect

CRYSTAL LAKE – Police are searching for a woman they say robbed the Chase Bank about 11 a.m. Saturday. The woman received an undisclosed amo ...
March 23, 2015 - 9:42 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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Paddleboarding business at Three Oaks to expand, offer sailboarding

CRYSTAL LAKE – Paddleboarding at Three Oaks Recreation Area will move to a larger, more scenic spot, the Crystal Lake City Council decided t ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:48 pm

Construction to start on Crystal Lake's South Main Street widening

CRYSTAL LAKE – A $5.7 million project widening South Main Street is set to start this week.Construction will start along the stretch – which ...
March 22, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Sage Products CEO named Centegra Community Leader of the Year

CRYSTAL LAKE – Centegra Health System recently honored the president and CEO of Sage Products with the Centegra Community Leader of the Year ...
March 21, 2015 - 11:52 pm

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