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ChatterGirls program in Crystal Lake aims to raise self-esteem among young girls

She started it for her granddaughter. She started it for her daughter. She started it for herself.Alicia Birong developed ChatterGirls, a se ...
April 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm

MCC seeks literacy, math tutors for adult students

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is looking for people to tutor adult students in reading, math or English as a second language.Free or ...
April 17, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Lights out at Route 14 and Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – The traffic lights at Route 14 and Woodstock Street in Crystal Lake are malfunctioning, area dispatchers said Friday morning.
April 17, 2015 - 8:58 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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MCCD programs include hikes, canoeing, nature activities

CRYSTAL LAKE – Lessons on plants, playtime for little ones and a hike are among some upcoming programs offered by the McHenry County Conserv ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Route 176 to be reduced to one lane in each direction in Crystal Lake

CRYSTAL LAKE – Traffic along Route 176 will be reduced to one lane in each direction starting as soon as Monday, the Illinois Department of ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Earth Day celebration planned in Crystal Lake for Saturday

CRYSTAL LAKE – Children’s crafts, games, puppet shows and hikes are part of an Earth Day celebration put on by the McHenry County Conservati ...
April 17, 2015 - 11:07 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

 

Cary man charged with robbing Fifth Third Bank in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK – A 45-year-old Cary man was charged Thursday with robbing a Fifth Third Bank branch in Woodstock, after local police arrested him ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Hampshire, McHenry East students win new cars through Operation Click (with video)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Sixteen-year-old Jason Lunstrum on Thursday jumped out of a silver Ford and thrust both fists triumphantly in the air, all of ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:32 pm

McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members recognized

CRYSTAL LAKE – Two McHenry County College Fitness Center staff members were named recipients of the 2015 Innovative Award by the Northern Il ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:38 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-based District 155's bleacher requests rejected by city zoning commission

CRYSTAL LAKE – The special use permits and variance requests for the Crystal Lake South High School bleachers were roundly rejected by the C ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:27 am

MCC's forensics team wins team, individual medals

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College forensics team took home two silver team awards at the recent Phi Rho Pi Region IV Tournament. Win ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:10 am

Prairie Grove School District 46 board member resigns

PRAIRIE GROVE – One of Prairie Grove School District 46’s board members has resigned. John Bowman, who was elected to the board in 2013, sai ...
April 16, 2015 - 12:17 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

 

Woodstock police searching for Fifth Third Bank robbery suspect (with video)

WOODSTOCK – The man suspected of robbing a Fifth Third Bank in Crystal Lake last month robbed a Fifth Third branch in Woodstock on Wednesday ...
April 16, 2015 - 11:02 am

McHenry County College’s Pride Club to host drag show

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s student Pride Club will host the college’s fourth annual drag show at 7 p.m. Friday in the Luecht Co ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:45 pm

McHenry County College Job Fair looking for potential employers to attend

CRYSTAL LAKE – Registration is open for area employers looking to sign up for an exhibit booth at the McHenry County College Job Fair this s ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:41 pm

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

MCC offers Mother's Day cooking, mosaic art, acrylic painting classes

CRYSTAL LAKE – The McHenry County College Continuing Education Department is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch culinary class, mosaic art or an ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Crystal Lake Park District projects include community center survey, restoration work

CRYSTAL LAKE – The state grant to pay for the renovations at Main Beach remains on hold, but the Crystal Lake Park District is moving “cauti ...
April 14, 2015 - 11:34 pm

Crystal Lake South teacher charged with soliciting sex in prostitution sting resigns

CRYSTAL LAKE – A Crystal Lake South High School teacher has resigned two months after he was charged with soliciting sex during a prostituti ...
April 14, 2015 - 10:52 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

 

MCC to host info sessions on paralegal degree

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is offering eight-week paralegal classes in the fall.Information sessions on the college’s new associa ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:15 pm

Crystal Lake man charged with robbing Super 8 motel

CRYSTAL LAKE – A 21-year-old Crystal Lake man was charged with the armed robbery of a Super 8 motel Saturday afternoon, Crystal Lake police ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:20 pm

McHenry County College President Vicky Smith to retire

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s top executive is retiring at the end of the year. College President Vicky Smith made the announcemen ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:19 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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MCC to host education seminar on health care reform

CRYSTAL LAKE – Health care reform will be the focus of a free educational seminar Tuesday. The program, hosted by the Friends of McHenry Cou ...
April 13, 2015 - 11:23 pm

New executive director named to MCC fundraising foundation

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College has a new executive director for its fundraising arm.Katrina K. McGuire was named the Friends of McHen ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Crystal Lake South bleachers to come before city committee Wednesday

CRYSTAL LAKE – A hearing on the bleachers at Crystal Lake South High School will finally be held by the city's Planning and Zoning Commissio ...
April 13, 2015 - 10:33 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 continues plan to replace downtown sidewalks

CRYSTAL LAKE – A stretch of Crystal Lake Avenue will have the current concrete sidewalks replaced with brick paver sidewalks as part of the ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm

Illinois changes to cyberbullying codify reality schools already see

Anonymous messaging apps and the endless supply of new cellphone numbers available make figuring out who is behind cyberbullying tougher.Tha ...
April 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm

Crystal Lake going purple for Lupus awareness

CRYSTAL LAKE – Efforts once again are underway to turn downtown Crystal Lake purple to raise both awareness and funding for the Lupus Founda ...
April 11, 2015 - 11:53 pm

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