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Crystal Lake Raue Center's Irish House Party postponed

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Irish House Party concert scheduled Friday at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake has been postponed because of ...
Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:47 am

Crystal Lake City Council OKs plan for new MCC science center

CRYSTAL LAKE – The City Council gave its blessing to McHenry County College’s plan to build a new $16.8 million science center.Council membe ...
Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:25 am

McHenry County marks Black History Month with activism, awareness events

ALGONQUIN – McHenry County students and residents marked Black History Month on Wednesday with multiple public events focused on awareness a ...
Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:17 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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Sterne's Woods and Fen restoration project means temporary closures

CRYSTAL LAKE – Parts of the walking trail at Sterne’s Woods and Fen, 5617 E. Hillside Road, will be closed temporarily during a planned $50, ...
Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:24 am

McHenry County suicides now trending down; mental health board says prevention efforts paying off

CRYSTAL LAKE – Suicides are at a seven-year low in McHenry County.“We’re working hard to address the issue of suicides and even lower that n ...
Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:46 pm

McHenry County residents discuss future of anti-abortion movement under Trump

CRYSTAL LAKE – President Donald Trump has made it clear he opposed abortion by reinstating the Mexico City policy, barring international non ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:38 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 sees record-breaking warm spell

CRYSTAL LAKE – “You can’t beat it” was the sentiment around McHenry County on Saturday.Record warm temperatures brought McHenry County resid ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:17 am

McHenry County College to offer more beekeeping classes during spring

CRYSTAL LAKE – Area residents can learn how to become a beekeeper by taking classes at McHenry County College that teach modern beekeeping t ...
Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:59 pm

House near Crystal Lake sustains $250K in damage in Friday night fire

CRYSTAL LAKE – Firefighters from more than a dozen area agencies were called Friday night to a fire at a residence near Crystal Lake that fi ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:13 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&

 

Crystal Lake Circle K fails tobacco compliance check

CRYSTAL LAKE – A local business was cited earlier this week for selling tobacco to a minor.Circle K, 280 N. Route 31, failed a compliance ch ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:02 am

Crystal Lake-based High School District 155 candidates talk finances, career readiness at forum

CRYSTAL LAKE – Property taxes and career readiness were two hot topics among school board candidates at a forum this week.Candidates running ...
Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:02 am

Willow Creek Community Church makes headway on Crystal Lake expansion

Construction on Crystal Lake’s planned megachurch is going as planned, and the facility should be open by late fall.Willow Creek Community C ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:54 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

 

Food Shed Co-op begins to scout McHenry County locations for grocery store

WOODSTOCK – McHenry County’s community-owned food co-op has begun scouting locations for its brick and mortar store.Food Shed Co-op wants to ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:03 am

Nunda Fire partners with nonprofit to comfort children in crisis

CRYSTAL LAKE – With the goal of helping McHenry County children during a crisis, the Nunda Rural Fire Protection District on Friday received ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:02 am

Crystal Lake City Council candidates address voters at first of forum series

CRYSTAL LAKE – Budget concerns and economic development topped concerns with Crystal Lake City Council candidates at a forum Thursday.Candid ...
Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:04 am

Household Value

Median (dollars) $223,600

 

Income & Benefits (in 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars)

Median Household Income (dollars) $78,311

 

McHenry County College restaurant reopens with beer and wine included

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College’s student-run restaurant officially reopened to the public Thursday with some bold additions to the me ...
Feb. 18, 2017 - 9:28 pm

Crystal Lake workers repairing Dole Avenue water main leak

CRYSTAL LAKE – City workers are repairing a water main leak on South Dole Avenue and Hilkert Court.Traffic on Dole Avenue has been shifted t ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:33 am

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy to break ground on Cary facility

CARY – By the end of the summer, Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy plans to open its new facility in Cary.The early childhood education center ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:49 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

 

Crystal Lake drug dealer gets 10 years in prison on drug, burglary charges

WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to drug and burglary charges.Harold T. Caley, 31, ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am

Alcohol use suspected in crash that killed 2 Crystal Lake men on Walkup Road

CRYSTAL LAKE – Alcohol was a contributing factor in a two-vehicle crash that killed two Crystal Lake men Saturday, according to the McHenry ...
Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:38 am

Nelson Mandela's grandson speaks to Crystal Lake-based School District 155 students

CRYSTAL LAKE – Whether Nelson Mandela was talking to famous people from around the world or people who cleaned his home, he would treat each ...
Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:19 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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'Have a Heart Food Drive' benefiting Crystal Lake Food Pantry

CRYSTAL LAKE – Several downtown Crystal Lake businesses are participating in “Have a Heart Food Drive,” with donations going to the Crystal ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:40 pm

Crystal Lake fire causes $50,000 in damage to commercial building

CRYSTAL LAKE – Fire officials are investigating what started a fire that caused more than $50,000 in damage to a commercial building Monday ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:21 pm

McHenry County College students mentor peers through new program

CRYSTAL LAKE – Students now are able to mentor and be mentored by their peers through two new programs at McHenry County College.The Focus p ...
Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:00 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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Last holdout Lakewood to vote on repealing video gambling ban

LAKEWOOD – The Village Board is set to vote Tuesday evening on an ordinance that would rescind McHenry County’s last remaining ban on video ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:49 pm

Crystal Lake police reports for Monday, February 13, 2017

Information in police reports is obtained from the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and municipal police departments. Individuals listed in p ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 4:28 pm

MCC receives anonymous $10,000 donation for student veterans

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Friends of MCC Foundation recently received a $10,000 donation supporting a laptop and textbooks grant in McHenry County ...
Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:21 am

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